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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Media, Film and Journalism


Professor Justin O'Connor


Faculty of Arts

School of Media, Film and Journalism



This area of study is for students working at the crossroads of culture, economy and government. The cultural economy is a highly diverse sector, characterised by a complex ecosystem in which cultural and economic goals and dynamics combine in ways that transgress traditional disciplinary and policy boundaries. This area provides an overall guide to this cultural economy and the individual road maps needed to achieve different career ambitions within it. This might be work in the independent arts and creative/cultural industries; working in cultural policy, urban regeneration and branding, and community development; and/or seeking to place cultural economies in an historical context, and understand its implications for contemporary practice.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant courses

A6004 Master of Cultural Economy