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Understanding the Cultural and Creative Industries HEJ613



Festivals and other cultural events increasing contribute to the culture and economy of towns and cities around the world. In Hobart, our vibrant art and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and the Falls Festival. In this unit, students will learn about how the history of cultural events and their current roles in contemporary civic life to build a detailed understanding of the professional activities of arts and cultural events, including planning and budgeting, programming, promotion, and operations.


Unit name Understanding the Cultural and Creative Industries
Unit code HEJ613
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and evaluate the social, economic, cultural and political implications of media and communication in the cultural and creative industries at a local and global level;
  • Integrate and apply these concepts to design and produce a fully-costed a cultural or creative project, such as an event;
  • Communicate the implications – such as the social, economic, cultural and/or political impacts of a cultural and creative event – effectively and ethically;
  • Reflect critically on one’s own professional and research development in cultural and creative events



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 100799

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1. Oral pitch for a cultural or creative project (20%)

2. Fully-costed proposal for a communication strategy or even (60%)

3. Analytics essay (20%)

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