Courses & Units

Global Media 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 Global Media Industries
Unit code HEJ130
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Ms Sharon Greenfield

Teaching staff

Dr Donald Reid

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


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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key theories and concepts associated with media and screen industries in Australia and internationally.
  2. Describe and analyse methods used by Australian and international media and screen industries to produce and circulate content
  3. Demonstrate skills in academic and media research, as appropriate for level 100.
  4. 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
100799 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

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%

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Flexible Study Options



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