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Fieldtrip in Media Industries, Practices and Cultures A HEJ251


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Note: Entry to the unit is competitive and is subject to approval by the unit coordinator. To apply for entry into the unit and relevant grant consideration where appropriate, please email the unit coordinator.

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork. You will develop an understanding of creative fieldwork in the changing creative and cultural industries. You will be introduced to different methods of engagement, particularly in relation to extending your creative interests into an interdisciplinary setting. Fieldtrip opportunities change between semesters and years, and students will apply for a place for an advertised fieldtrip. Available fieldtrips will be advertised via the School of Creative Arts and Media disciplines and will involve a selection process.


Unit name Fieldtrip in Media Industries, Practices and Cultures A
Unit code HEJ251
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Kathleen Williams
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Use social and creative skills in a fieldwork environment to apply your disciplinary knowledge in a new setting.
  • 2. Build understandings of cultural affiliations and networks through documenting your engagement with institutional, cultural and peer group environments.
  • 3. Respond respectfully and responsibly to the multiple perspectives, diverse communities and alternative norms encountered during fieldwork.
  • 4. Translate your fieldwork experience into the development of an individual or group project that shows connections to the places and/or people you have encountered.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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75 credit points in Introductory units and Admission into Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Media and Communication or Theatre and Performance major


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Tuition pattern determined by field trip availability

AssessmentTask 2: Project collection (40%)|Task 1: In the field group work (30%)|Task 3: Personal reflection (30%)
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