Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Admission to postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in media and communication, Master of Global Media Communication, Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis, Master of Arts and Cultural Management (Moving Image).
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject offers a critical examination of the impact of digital technology on contemporary media industries and cultural practices. We will examine the way the internet and new modes of collaborative production in the Web 2.0 environment are driving the transformation of all media sectors, including cinema, music, video gaming and television. Through case studies these sectors, and close analysis of contemporary internet practices, students will engage with key debates about digital culture, including the transformation of audiences, the emergence of new narrative and aesthetic forms, the role of peer-to-peer networks and the nature of digital commodities.
Students who complete this subject will:
Class presentation 10% (due during the semester), case study essay 1500 words 25% (due mid-semester), and research essay 3500 words 65% (due in the examination period). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
Master of Arts (Media and Communication) Adv.Seminar & Shorter Thesis |
100 Point Master of Global Media Communication |
100 Point Moving Image
150 Point Master of Global Media Communication
150 Point Moving Image
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Moving Image
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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