6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.
In this unit students consider the central production, consumption and policy contexts of popular music. The unit examines how popular music remains a significant media and cultural industry in the production of content and meaning. It assesses the core music-media output across print, broadcasting, mobile media, film, internet and related media industries. The unit also looks at how government policy shapes music production and consumption, and how local music-making and listening is shaped by global media practices. This includes examination of key debates about music-media technologies, intellectual property frameworks and the impact of music across different media content.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- discuss key media studies, popular music and cultural studies theories associated with popular music activity;
- assess how popular music operates as part of local and global media industries;
- critically and independently engage with key debates and issues within the popular music industries;
- engage with music industry stakeholders;
- explain and analyse course concepts and debates in written and oral forms, and undertake independent research.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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