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Unit description

Introduces students to the central role of media technologies in the emerging globalised, convergent media environment. This unit emphasises the changing relationships between new and established media forms, as well as the political, economic and cultural significance of these transformations. In exploring key theories and phenomena relevant to the contemporary media world, this unit aims to foster critical reflection through creative media practice.

Unit content

A detailed syllabus will be available in the online study guide.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (Weekly)
Case study30%
Project proposal20%
Project report10%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly)
Structured online learning 1 hour (Weekly)
Case study30%
Project proposal20%
Project report10%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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