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.
|Unit name||Global Media Industries|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Gemma Blackwood|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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One hour online lecture/content + one hour self-directed learning + one hour tutorial, weekly
|Assessment||Short Exercises (20%)|Essay (40%)|Media Industry Project (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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