Courses & Units

Arts and Cultural Events HEJ513


In Tasmania, our vibrant arts and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and Beaker Street. In this unit, you will learn about the role of festivals, open days, street fairs and other events in contemporary civic life and how they contribute to the culture and economy of towns and cities around the world. From concept to producing a fully-costed proposal, you will develop a detailed understanding of the professional activities required to plan and execute an event, including budgeting, programming and promotion. This unit includes a non-compulsory field trip.


Unit name Arts and Cultural Events
Unit code HEJ513
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Kathleen Williams
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Online Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 3/6/2024 11/6/2024 24/6/2024 14/7/2024

* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and evaluate the role of festivals, open days, street fairs and other events in contemporary civic life.
  • Effectively and ethically communicate the impacts of these events across a range of cultural perspectives.
  • Design a bid for a fully-costed public event by incorporating media and communication concepts, and others’ perspectives and feedback.
  • Critically reflect on your professional practices based on feedback that occurs during all stages of project design.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Weekly online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities.

Non-compulsory scheduled field trip.

AssessmentOral pitch for an event (25%)|Reflexive essay (25%)|Fully costed event proposal (50%)
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