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MSD2550 Television and Streaming Platforms

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Enrolment is not permitted in MSD2550 if CMS2017 has been previously completed.


Television has been one of the most popular leisure activities in Australia since its emergence. It is also one of the most rapidly changing amid a range of technological advancements and challenges, from the emergence of streaming platforms to the shifting conceptions of news, entertainment, and audiences in an internet age. This course charts the development of television from broadcast media through to diverse streaming platforms like Netflix, YouTube, and others to provide students with key disciplinary and industry knowledge.

In this course, students examine television, chart its broadcast emergence to its streaming present, and consider it in the context of changing cultural, industrial, and technological developments. They are introduced to key televisual concepts, genres, and narratives, and are given the opportunity to engage with the televisual industry. Students will complete the course with a Television Pitch ready for inclusion in their job-ready Media Studies portfolios.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023