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UNE unit code: COMM103

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Start
  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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Integral to communication today are what are known as the creative industries. This unit explores the nature, processes and products of these industries, with case studies ranging from film, television and new screens to writing and publishing. Practical activities support study of the processes through which cultural products are made and circulated in the digital communications environment. The creative industries are explored as an area of employment associated with certain work and career patterns. They are also seen to intersect with many other contexts where communication, research and creativity are valued. The unit aims to equip students with knowledge and skills relevant to the creative industries and transferable to diverse work and community contexts.

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Lewis Fitz-GeraldLecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of a range of contexts, processes and cultural products in the creative industries;
  2. apply key disciplinary concepts and methods for studying a range of creative industries from a communication perspective;
  3. gather and evaluate information from a variety of sources; and
  4. organise ideas and communicate findings with clarity and coherence.

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We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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