The media occupies a central place in our society and culture and makes a significant contribution to the world around us. As new media and communication technologies are introduced, and delivery costs of content decrease, we are entering an entirely new era of media production and consumption. A major in Media Studies enables you to undertake a sequence of units focusing on contemporary media forms and practices. This specialised area of study draws together a mix of units, some with an emphasis on analysis and research, and some with a large hands-on practical component, including cinema studies, digital radio and television production.
For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:
24 credit points (2) Curriculum and Pedagogy units
72 credit points (6) Specialist Area units
A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.
'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.
Curriculum and Pedagogy Units
This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):