Understanding Media: Introduction to Media Literacy and Representation

Year of production: 2020

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In this course by The University of Newcastle Australia, you can develop your media literacy skills and explore our relationship with media. So many of the defining moments in our lives are connected in some way to media. Media are a central part of how we live, work and play.
Through this course you will develop your media literacy, learning a range of analytical approaches you can use to understand and interpret media. You will explore the relationship between media and culture including a case study of LGBT representation in the media. You will develop your critical thinking and research skills leaving you better equipped to understand the role of media in the modern world.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Recognise the theoretical, conceptual and methodological bases for the study of film, media, and culture.
  • Apply analytical frameworks to specific texts, situations, and events.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in media and film. It’s ideal for people looking to start or develop a career in film or television production, radio, journalism or marketing.