Media Industries

MDA60008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  •  Semester

Contact hours

  • 2 Hours per Week

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23





Aims and objectives

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the causes and effects of technological, economic, social and cultural disruption in both traditional and new media industries;
2. Examine and compare the relationship between industry change and development of new communication, production and labour practices;
3. Apply appropriate critical theories to a media product that effectively respond to disruption in media institutions, platforms, and organisations.