COMM515 Children's Media

Updated: 16 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions COMM315 or COMM415

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units COMM315 - Children's Media
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit examines the production and distribution of media for child and adolescent audiences, including television, film, games and the internet. A critical and aesthetic approach to the products of commercial and semi-government organisations is emphasised. Attention is given to the research on the characteristics of children as 'audience', and to their reception of and interaction with relevant media.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. independently identify, analyse, synthesise and engage with complex debates in the field of children?s media;
  2. apply an advanced knowledge of key features and formats of children?s media;
  3. coherently communicate an independent critical analysis and evaluation of children?s media texts;
  4. apply advanced reading, writing, and research skills in the critical interpretation of children?s media; and
  5. demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the field of children?s media and their production and reception.