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||Global Media Industries|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Ms Sharon Greenfield
Dr Donald Reid
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate knowledge of key theories and concepts associated with media and screen industries in Australia and internationally.
- Describe and analyse methods used by Australian and international media and screen industries to produce and circulate content
- Demonstrate skills in academic and media research, as appropriate for level 100.
- Critically evaluate your own social and cultural subject position in relation to media and screen texts and industries.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus students:
1 x 60 minute lecture in Week 1
90 minute seminar weekly, beginning Week 2
Weekly online resources
Off Campus students:
1 x 60 minute lecture in Week 1 (recorded and available online)
Online engagement, including weekly activities and discussions
Short exercises - 40%
Media industry project - 50%
Participation – 10%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
Most JMC units have neither required nor recommended texts but if this unit does, information about these can be found at the CoOp Bookshop links below close to the start of semester. For the majority of units, a Reading List providing access to electronic readings is provided (if applicable) and this will be made available through MyLO and the Library at the beginning of semester.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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