MDIA 3313 - Screens: Special Topic: Asian Screen Media

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

Screen-based technologies increasingly dictate what we 'know' about the world around us. This theoretically informed course drawn from the research expertise of a staff member addresses specific areas of interest in the genre of screen-based technologies. Theoretical, practical, and ethical issues will be covered in this comprehensive but specific special topic course. In 2011, Asian Screen Media is the focus of the course. Asian Screen Media focuses on media output from the Asian region - increasingly a force in global media production - to develop understandings of the particular modes of popular screen media content emerging from Asia. The course identifies the growing body of critical literature that focuses on Asia's changing engagement with screen media, and uses theoretical frameworks based on ideas of cultural proximity and transnationality to illustrate the increasingly dynamic sphere of Pan-Asian collaboration in media production and distribution. Themes of localisation, nationalism and globalisation will be explored within the context of popular cinema, television, and digital media forms.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MDIA 3313
    Course Screens: Special Topic: Asian Screen Media
    Coordinating Unit Media
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of level 1 Arts courses
    Course Description Screen-based technologies increasingly dictate what we 'know' about the world around us. This theoretically informed course drawn from the research expertise of a staff member addresses specific areas of interest in the genre of screen-based technologies. Theoretical, practical, and ethical issues will be covered in this comprehensive but specific special topic course. In 2011, Asian Screen Media is the focus of the course. Asian Screen Media focuses on media output from the Asian region - increasingly a force in global media production - to develop understandings of the particular modes of popular screen media content emerging from Asia. The course identifies the growing body of critical literature that focuses on Asia's changing engagement with screen media, and uses theoretical frameworks based on ideas of cultural proximity and transnationality to illustrate the increasingly dynamic sphere of Pan-Asian collaboration in media production and distribution. Themes of localisation, nationalism and globalisation will be explored within the context of popular cinema, television, and digital media forms.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Peter Pugsley

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On satisfactory completion of this course, students:
    1. • will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current trends in popular Asian screen media
    2. • will identify various modes of production and distribution at the national and global levels
    3. • will recognise how media systems operate within the political and cultural contexts of the region
    4. • are able to recognise and explain differences in local, regional and global responses to Asian media
    5. • should acquire an informed sense of different media practices and discourses across the region
    6. • will have an understanding of how the media can be utilised to project national agendas and identities beyond state borders
    7. • are able to identify and critically engage with a variety of content-based media and communication theories and can confidently deploy selected methods of media analysis
    8. • are able to demonstrate an understanding of cross-cultural communications in an Asian context
    9. • are able to reflect on Australia’s contributions to the screen media industry in the Asian region
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4,
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3,5,6,7
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4,8,9
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 7,9
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3,6,7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 6,8,9
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 6,8,9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3,4,5,8
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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