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Media Global Engagement

The Department of Media recognises the need to be globally connected.
Through study abroad opportunities and the creation of formal teaching and research links with a range of institutions in other countries, the Department of Media maintains a strong international profile and ensures that you graduate with the necessary skills for entering a global media industry.

Japanese Media Industries and Cultures

The Department of Media gives you the opportunity to study Japanese media in Japan! Together with the College of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, we offer a two-week international study tour each winter. This course includes a mix of lectures, workshops, and excursions with insights into all facets of Japanese traditional and pop cultures. More information and images can be found here.

You’ll travel to Kyoto to explore media and popular culture in Japan through a mix of lectures, workshops, and excursions. You’ll get to tour Japanese film and TV studios, as well as gain a deeper understanding of Japan’s print media production, games, anime and manga cultures.
The tour takes place during Japan’s renowned Gion Festival, an exciting time to be in Kyoto. Limited places are available in this course and a competitive entry process applies.

Japanese Media Industries and Cultures adds to the suite of international study options for you as a Media student, which includes Exchange Study at one of our partner universities or intensive courses offered through the Australian Institute for Mobility (AIM) Overseas program.
Further information and application details will be available through Global Learning and the Department of Media website in April each year.


A Global Learning Experience

The Global Learning Office provides students with a multitude of international opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

Visit the Global Learning website

Globally Engaged Research

  •       Adjunct A/P Mary Griffiths – e-Governance, Digital Media
  •       Dr Ying Jiang – Social Media in China, Visiting Fellowship in Nanjing China 2013
  •       A/P Peter Pugsley - Film in Asia, Popular Media in Asia, Visiting Fellowship at Sophia University Tokyo 2011
  •       Dr Sal Humphreys – Games, Health Communications, Social Networking
  •       Dr Kathryn Bowd – Journalism education, News Media and Community
  •       Dr John Budarick - Media production of African-Australian journalists
  •       Dr Kim Barbour - Franchise Media and Celebrity
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