Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Elizabeth Paton


Previously coded MCA4040


This unit complements the conceptual, historical and industrial themes developed in APG4900/APG5900 Cultural Economy. Students will be introduced to the evolving structure of a range of cultural and creative industries. They will learn about key dynamic trends such as digitalisation, financialisation, clustering, globalisation and intellectual property legislation. The unit enables students to link these high level tendencies to the specific context of particular industries and sub-sectors, and/or places/spaces. The assessment provides students with the opportunity to undertake a case study approach to a cultural/creative industry of their choice.


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

  1. Identify the major issues and debates in the cultural and creative industries;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and dynamics of contemporary cultural and creative industries;
  3. Apply concepts to specific cultural and creative industry case studies;
  4. Demonstrate analytical, independent research skills;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to link structural trends to specific industry contexts.


Presentation (20%)
Case Study Essay (80%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2- hour seminar per week