Diploma in Media Studies | Course Description | Alison

Diploma in Media Studies - Revised

Take a closer look at how modern media has evolved and how it influences society and culture, with this free course.

Media and Journalism
Free Course
This free online media studies course teaches you about the development of modern media, the trends and issues which affect important types of media, and the history and cultural impact of books, newspapers, magazines, radio, movies, TV, and the Internet. If you are someone with an interest in how different types of media have evolved, or how modern media affects today's culture, then this course is a great resource.





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This course begins by reviewing the evolution of media and its impact on culture. You will learn about media theories and controversies and then look into the main factors which influence books, newspapers, and magazines, and learn how these types of media impact modern cultures. You will also study the impact modern media - such as the Internet, electronic games and entertainment, and social media - has had on society.

The course then looks at the history of music, the different factors which have influenced music, and music's impact upon culture. You will also look into the challenges which face today's music industry. The course will also discuss the history of radio broadcasting, movies, and television including the influence modern technology has had on these types of media. You will then look at their impact on society and culture, and the different factors which affect them in turn.
The evolution of the Internet and globalization has made a big impact on culture and communication, and you will will look at their impact on society and culture, and the different factors which affect them in turn.

If you’re interested in media studies as a future career, or if you’re a media professional seeking to improve your knowledge, then this course is the one for you. Understanding the role of the media in today's world and it how influences culture and society is essential for any aspiring media professional. So start this course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have gained valuable new knowledge.

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Media and Culture

Media Research and Analysis

The World of Books

Journalism - Print and Online


Diploma in Media Studies - First Assessment

The World of Music

The World of Radio

The World of Film

The World of Television

The World of Computer Games

The World of the Internet

Diploma in Media Studies - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe media literacy and discuss its relevance in today’s world
  • Summarize the different ways mass media affects culture
  • Trace the material and cultural origins of printed books
  • Explain the significance and cultural impact of modern journalism
  • Discuss trends in magazine journalism that emerged in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Assess the impact of technologies that have changed the face of the music industry.
  • Explain the use of formats in the development of modern radio stations
  • Summarize key developments and technology in the motion picture industry
  • Outline the ways in which television affects the development of a culture


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