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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Peter Murphy


In this unit students examine the interaction of art and economics, aesthetics and management, in advanced economies where creativity and imagination behave as integral forces of production. Unit themes include aesthetic modes of production, intellectual property relations, aesthetic modes of organization and management, experience economies, post-industrialism, design and industrialization, cultural industries, urban economies, creative processes, and art firms.


On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the general principles of cultural economies;
  2. An understanding of the relation between art and economics, aesthetics and management;
  3. An enhanced capacity to analyze the contribution of cultural forms to economic and organizational life;
  4. An ability to explain and analyze course concepts and debates in written and oral forms, and to engage at a high level of independent research.

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week for 6 weeks (evenings)
Two 6-hour intensive classes per semester (weekends)


Completion of Bachelor of Arts or equivalent