Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Elizabeth Coleman


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.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Elizabeth Coleman

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