Courses & Units

Media and Screen Industries HEJ130



We often hear that media industries are in decline.  However, as this unit will demonstrate, what we are actually seeing is a profound reshaping of new and old media industries in response to shifts in the media landscape.  In this unit you will examine the history, evolution, and proliferation of media industries including print, radio, music, advertising, film, and television.  You will engage with key concepts in the discipline of media studies such as convergence, globalisation, and media ownership, and will gain foundational skills in media analysis and research.


Unit name Media and Screen Industries
Unit code HEJ130
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications

Dr Michelle Phillipov

Teaching staff

Dr Michelle Phillipov and Dr Erin Hawley

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ110 Media Texts and Industries


Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute weekly lecture

1 x 60 minute weekly tutorial

1 x 60 minute weekly online activity


Key concepts and issues task – 1500 words (35%); industry analysis – 2000 words (40%); online activities – 1000 words equivalent (25%)

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