Courses & Units

Global Media Industries HEJ130

Introduction

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, we are actually observing a profound reshaping of traditional and emerging media industries. In this unit you will examine the history, evolution, and proliferation of global media industries, including print, radio, music, advertising, film and television, and digital platforms. You will engage with key concepts in the discipline of communication and media studies, such as convergence, globalisation, and media ownership, and will gain foundational skills in media analysis and research.

Summary

Unit name Global Media Industries
Unit code HEJ130
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Gemma Blackwood
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe knowledge of key concepts and debates associated with media industries in local and global contexts
  • Understand the impacts of changing industry and audience practices on the production and reception of media texts and products
  • Apply understanding of industry changes and theoretical concepts to an industry-ready project
  • Synthesise analytical and research findings to discuss the impact of global media industries on society and culture in diverse local and global contexts
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One hour online lecture/content + one hour self-directed learning + one hour tutorial, weekly

AssessmentShort Exercises (20%)|Essay (40%)|Media Industry Project (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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