Department of Media
The Department of Media combines industry focus, theoretical strength and internationally significant research to equip graduates with skills and advanced knowledge across a range of media forms.
As well as drawing on the world-class research of academic staff in areas including social media, film, immersive media, design, journalism and games, the Department works with industry to combine knowledge and application.
You can study Media as a stand-alone degree, part of a double degree or a major in another degree. Students in the Media degree have a range of major options to choose from – including Immersive Media, Social Media and Digital Promotion, Marketing, Journalism,
Film Studies, Photographic Imaging, and production-focused majors in Visual Design and Story Production. Majors in Popular Music or Sonic Arts are also options. Or you can enrol in the degree without nominating a major, and select from the wide range of electives available to put together a program that best suits your interests.
Head of Media Department
Research and teaching expertise in journalism, particularly journalism practice and non-metropolitan media
Dr William Andrade Lecturer in the Media Department
Lecturer Media Studies
Student Support Academic Mentor
Research expertise in persona studies and social media use using qualitative methods, and teaching expertise in digital storytelling, popular culture, and media and communication studies
Lecturer in the Media Department
Research and teaching expertise in media theory, media and migration and racism, with focus on journalism.
Mr Steve Cook
Student Support Academic Mentor
Research experience in applied mobile ubiquitous platforms, VR (Virtual Reality) and SVEs (Shared Virtual Environments
Mr Jim Edson
Technical Officer & Demonstrator, Media
Responsible for technical support in B. Media production-based courses
Music and audio production specialisation
Lecturer in Media and Digital Humanities
Research and teaching expertise in digital design and visual communication. Particular expertise in comics and graphic narratives, multimodal communication and user experience design
Program Director, Master of Media (Strategic Communication)
Research and teaching expertise in food media, screen and sound industries, and work-integrated learning
Associate Professor Peter Pugsley
Associate Professor - Reader in Media
The research focus is on Asian media cultures, particularly Asian film.
Mr Darren Taljaard Lecturer Media Studies
The Department of Media's research spans a wide range of media-focused areas.
All academic staff within the Department are active researchers whose research contributes to their teaching as well as to the broader body of knowledge in their areas. Department staff have national and international research profiles in their individual fields of expertise, and most are actively engaged with industry.
Broad research fields within the Department include screen and sound industries, popular culture, immersive media, journalism, visual communication, social media, film, digital games, Asian screen media, persona studies, diaspora and migrant media, user experience design and big data and surveillance.
Further adding to the research profile of the Department are higher degree students who are undertaking PhD and Research Masters research projects on a wide variety of media-related topics.
- Radio Adelaide
- Media Advisory Board
The Institute was founded in 2017, by the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.
It was inspired by the spirit and work of Sia Furler, one of Australia’s most influential modern-day creative forces. You can study a music major through the institute.