Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitCommunications and Media Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2014


This unit offers students the opportunity to develop and extend their understanding of cultural industries and economies through placement with an industry partner. In consultation with the unit coordinator, students will identify and contact a suitable industry partner and arrange a term of four to five weeks to work with the industry. Students are required to analyse and reflect upon their internship experiences, and the broader industry contexts of their placement.


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

  1. To develop an understanding of cultural industry/economy practices at a local level;
  2. Describe and analyse the role of a specific cultural business/agency;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural economy theory as it applies to cultural industries;
  4. Reflect upon their internship experiences as a basis for further graduate study and professional practice in the field.


Placements: students are required to undertake a minimum of four weeks' internship with an appropriate industry partner (in consultation with the unit coordinator).


Internship proposal: 20%
Internship log: 40%
Reflective essay: 40%

Chief examiner(s)


Workload requirements

On-campus: 100 hours (in total) engaged in consultations with unit coordinator; library research, reading.

Off-campus: 150 hours (in total) engaged in internship placement.


Completion of one core unit (APG4900 or APG4662)