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Online Course

Understanding Media: Introduction to Media Literacy and Representation

University of Newcastle via FutureLearn

Overview

Develop your media literacy skills and explore our relationship with media

So many of the defining moments in our lives are connected in some way to media. Media are a central part of how we live, work and play.

Through this course you will develop your media literacy, learning a range of analytical approaches you can use to understand and interpret media. You will explore the relationship between media and culture including a case study of LGBT representation in the media. You will develop your critical thinking and research skills leaving you better equipped to understand the role of media in the modern world.

This course is for anyone interested in media and film. It’s ideal for people looking to start or develop a career in film or television production, radio, journalism or marketing.

Taught by

Rebecca Beirne

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