Media and Communication: Industries

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Communication: Industries

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A contemporary understanding of the cultural and economic significance of media and communication industries is a vital foundation for scholarship and professional practice in the media and communications industries. This unit surveys the political economies of print and electronic media industries, as well as advertising and public relations. It considers the impact of regulation on these industries and explores convergence and globalisation as frameworks for understanding change. You will be supported to develop your own strategy for maintaining current awareness of media and communication industries in the process of evaluating current public and policy debates.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Identify and describe the business models of media and communications firms, and schemes of industry regulation and support;
    2. Evaluate social, economic and political factors that shape the contexts in which media and communication industries operate;
    3. Critically assess industry, government, citizen and consumer perspectives in debates about media and communications industries.

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