Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Mass Communications, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject is designed to provide a thorough grounding in media theory and research through emphasis on media production, audiences and the effects of the media in society. Special emphasis is given to the ways in which news is selected, produced and disseminated. A variety of case studies offer students an opportunity to develop their personal and professional understanding of mass communications by using current research techniques, methods and procedures.Learning Objectives1. Explain how media exert effects on individuals and society, how media messages are produced and programmed, who controls the media, and the economics of the media industry.
2. Apply research methods in specific media contexts.
3. Work in a team to critically analyse and debate a media issue.
4. Write a research paper on a media topic.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.