COMM103 Creative Industries and Communications

Updated: 19 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lewis Fitz-Gerald (
Unit Description

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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 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.