CREATE, CRITIQUE AND CONNECT
WITH YOUR MEDIA WORLD
Media Studies is an exciting discipline which will prepare students for future challenges in an information-rich society. Media Studies seeks to analyse and understand the production, consumption, and content of a range of media including film, social media, television, popular music, and smartphones. Students will explore the formal characteristics of these media and their social, cultural, political and economic implications.
Media Studies is taught through an innovative programme which blends theory with creative practice. The skills that students will develop throughout their study are versatile and highly sought after in many careers, with digital literacy becoming increasingly important across all sectors.
STUDENTS WILL BE CHALLENGED TO:
• Explore the ways in which media texts create meaning
• Analyse the relationships between media and society and how this influences our views of the world
• Communicate their findings effectively in speech and writing
• Tackle open-ended questions where there are no simple right or wrong answers
• Develop creative and critical approaches to producing media.
Media Studies can be taken as a major or a minor in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Communication degrees, or in a certificate or diploma programme. It can be taken at Massey’s campuses in Albany, Manawatü, and Wellington, or through Distance learning.
SOME OF THE COURSES YOU CAN STUDY WITHIN THE MEDIA STUDIES DEGREE
154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
154.115 Stardom and Celebrity in the Media
154.120 Transmedia Narrative and Storytelling
154.201 Television Studies
154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society
154.203 Popular Culture and the Media
154.204 Digital Media Production I
154.205 Popular Music Studies
154.212 New Zealand Cinema
154.222 The Art of the Film
154.224 Documentary Film
154.302 Gender and Race in the Media
154.303 Hollywood Cinema
154.304 Digital Media Production II
154.311 Social Media and Digital Cultures
154.312 Trauma and the Media
154.314 Independent Media in the Information Age
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