Global Media Industries

MDA10008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22



Aims and objectives

Global Media Industries will explore worldwide trends in a range of media industries, and provide you with the skills and knowledge to work internationally in fields such as design, marketing, media regulation, content creation and management, telecommunications and journalism. You will refine your skills in intercultural communication in media-specific contexts, and gain an understanding of how globalisation has impacted on the media industries. Case studies will provide you with insights into how media organisations balance global operations with local market conditions, as well as the impact media is having on global issues

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate and enhance their media, information and cultural literacies.
2. Analyse global trends and local contexts in various media industries.
3. Conceptualise global media industries by defining key terms, explaining key theories, and using examples of industry cases.
4. Effectively communicate in contexts of cultural diversity.

Courses with unit

BA-ARTS3 Bachelor of Arts
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts
BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-LAWMCMN* Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMPROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)