Courses & Units

Global Media Industries HEJ130

Hobart

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 Claire Konkes
Available as student 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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
100799 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (4 hours)

Weekly 60 scheduled classroom tutorial (60 minutes)

Off Campus

Weekly online content including Lectures and activities (4 hours)

Weekly 60 minutes scheduled web conference tutorial (60 minutes)

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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