Course Title: TV and Screen Cultures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: TV and Screen Cultures

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

In 2021, this course is titled Television Cultures

From Semester 1 2022, this course will be titled TV and Screen Cultures 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 2 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr. Glen Donnar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8073

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will examine a range of topics and approaches in television and screen studies. The course provides you with an overview of key themes in this field, including recent theories relating to popular culture and methods of textual analysis. You will also explore practices of consumption, and issues of taste and audience formation. You will evaluate texts to explore how television and screen has developed and is changing as a popular, cultural and aesthetic mediums.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: If you are enrolled in this course as a Minor Studies course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.

Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 1. Examine television and screen studies theories, concepts and terminology. 2. Apply critical textual analysis to selected screen and televisual texts. 3. Investigate and discuss current topics of debate around television and screen as a cultural form. 4. Critically evaluate television and screen as a popular, cultural and aesthetic mediums.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and webresources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. The Library provides guides on academic referencing: 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

1. Short Written Assessment (Individual) 20% CLO1, CLO3, CLO4 2. Team Project and Presentation 35% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 3. Discussion Board (Individual) 10% CLO3, CLO4 4. Long Written Assessment (Individual) 35% CLO1, CLO3, CLO4
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.