University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2335EX - Japanese Media Industries and Cultures

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Campus: External
Restriction: Available to BMedia, BCtveArts, BMus and DipMus students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Discovery Experience – Global: Yes
Quota: A quota of 30 applies
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level I Media courses
Incompatible: JAPN 2214EX
Assessment: Short answer questions (20%), manga/anime proposal 0%, production of manga/anime images (20%), presentation (20%), photo essay & exegesis (30%), participation (10%)

This course is an in-country Winter School intensive media course and cultural study tour in Japan. The course is offered through collaboration between the Department of Media at the University of Adelaide and the College of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The Japanese film, television and popular culture industries are important players in the construction of the Japanese identity (Nihonjinron) both at home and abroad, and play a vital role in the economy of the country. The intensive media course is held at the Ritsumeikan campus a short way from the centre of Kyoto, allowing students to immerse themselves in the rich culture of this historically significant city in a unique nation. The course includes lecture and workshop activities (with English instruction) and visits to key sites in media production in the region including film and television studios and relevant cultural and historical sites related to the development of Japanese pop culture industries such as anime and manga. This course will greatly enhance the global awareness of Media students. Students will be required to attend all sessions in this 2-week intensive course. Pre-departure sessions will be held two weeks prior to the study abroad component. Entry is only available through a competitive application process.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 29/06/2020 Fri 03/07/2020 Thu 16/07/2020 Wed 22/07/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95115 01EX 0 FULL No details available