Overview

This unit introduces students to the functions and roles of various Media Industries at a time of significant disruption and dynamism. By focussing on industry disruption through technological, political, social and cultural change, the unit examines the ways new developments in media production and practice both respond to, and initiate, change. Students will be given the opportunity to critically analyse these changes and apply them to an innovative media product.

Requisites

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the causes and effects of technological, economic, social and cultural disruption in both traditional and new media industries
  • Examine and compare the relationship between industry change and development of new communication, production and labour practices
  • Apply appropriate critical theories to a media product that effectively respond to disruption in media institutions, platforms, and organisations

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
Lecture
1.00 12 weeks 12
On-campus
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Specified Activities
Various
4.17 12 weeks 50
Unspecified Activities
Readings
5.00 12 weeks 60
TOTAL146

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Online Discussion ThreadsGroup 30% 1,2,3 
Oral PresentationGroup 30% 1,2,3 
Research FolioIndividual 40% 2,3 

Content

  • The Media Industries in Australia – understanding both research and industry prespectives
  • Media Industries across the disciplines – news, entertainment, technology and infrastructure 
  • Opportunities in traditional and emerging media industries – matching your portfolio to industry
  • Presenting research and practice – oral and verbal communical skills
  • Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Verbal communication
  • Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Communicating using different media
  • Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Collaboration and negotiation
  • Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Teamwork roles and processes
  • Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Information literacy
  • Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Technical literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.