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||Media and Screen Industries|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Erin Hawley
Dr Erin Hawley and Dr Craig Norris
|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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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||100799|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HEJ110 Media Texts and Industries
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|
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