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MDIA 1004 - Exploring TV & Radio

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Participation & Attendance 10%, Weekly online quiz (weeks 3-7) 15%,Review essay 25%, Script or Essay 50%
Syllabus:

This course explores the history of television and radio, and develops an understanding of the impact of digitization on these traditional broadcast media. It compares public, commercial, and community models of broadcast media with newer multiplatform modes of distribution by examining ownership and the range of audiences, formats and content typical of each institution. National broadcast regulation and policy-making is considered in relation to the forming or sustaining of communities. The course also considers the production, reception and distribution of broadcast content, nationally, and globally. Celebrity-based programming and genre traditions, such as reality television, live radio talkback, news, sitcoms, drama and gameshows are studied as ways of understanding the mobilisation of audience share, content flows, and revenue. Students may take a practical option of writing for a television or radio genre as part of their assessment.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20322 LE01 300 102 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20329 SG08 42 2 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
20331 SG06 42 35 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
20332 SG05 42 15 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
20333 SG04 42 1 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
20335 SG02 42 FULL 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
20336 SG01 42 1 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
29083 SG10 40 40 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room