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 First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Justin O'Connor


Cultural Economy Research Project (A and B) is one of the focus units offered in the Master of Cultural Economy. Students will conduct original research into an aspect of the cultural industries/cultural economies under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. In Cultural Economy Research Project B, students will complete a Masters Coursework thesis (minor thesis), which may take the form of an extended essay, a critical literature review or a small-scale case study/survey based report. It is expected that the thesis will be theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated. This thesis will be based on research designed and commenced in Cultural Economy Research Project A.


On successful completion of Cultural Economy Research Project B, be able to:

  1. Gather and analyse additional data as appropriate;
  2. Apply theory to cultural industry/cultural economy practices;
  3. Present a coherent and well organised minor thesis project based on sustained research and writing in Research project units A and B.


Minor thesis (15000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 1-hour (min.) supervisory meeting per fortnight plus research/thesis writing


Students must have completed two core units and a specialisation sequence (or the equivalent)