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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.

Summary 2021

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

Claire Konkes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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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




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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