This course enhances student understanding on the context of media studies, particularly the history and development of film and television in Malaysia. Students will be exposed to discussions related to film and TV genre, types of genre, technical approach and the effectiveness of the medium to our audiences. The issue of media representation will also help the students to define and discuss certain media content as to identify the politics or hidden agenda behind it. Islamic perspective of the mass media will further explore the significant of Muslim communication and the philosophy of media through Islamic view. This includes how audience perceived film and television content as well as looking at the effects and influences toward audience.



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  2. Long, P. & Wall, T. 2009. Media Studies: Texts, Production and Context. London: Pearson.
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  4. van der Heide, W. 2002. Malaysia Cinema, Asian Film. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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