Introduction to Entertainment

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Entertainment

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Arts Management

  • 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

    The entertainment economy is projected to generate $2.15 trillion globally, $632 billion in the USA and $22.6 billion in Australia by the end of 2017 (PWC, 2013). The major sub-industries of the entertainment economy include motion pictures, television, music, theme and amusement parks, video games, sports, theatre, casinos, books and cruise shipping. In KXB101 Introduction to Entertainment you will learn about the nature of entertainment and how the entertainment economy operates. This unit will focus on understanding entertainment content, audiences, and producing.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Identify the key characteristics of the entertainment economy;
    2. Identify the key elements of a producer's role;
    3. Search for new entertainment products while utilising critical analysis, creative thinking and communicating clearly and effectively;
    4. Develop your written and oral communication skills for entertainment contexts, taking into account academic and professional conventions
    Assessment name: Dig Entertainment Presentation
    Description: Find an unknown/amateur artist on YouTube and develop an oral pitch (presentation) that outlines the potential of the artist and how your team of producers can develop this artist into a well-known entertainment brand.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3 & 4
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Early Semester
    Assessment name: Reflective Journal
    Description: A journal that reflects on personal engagement with several different genres of entertainment.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 3 & 4
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Mid to Late Semester
    Assessment name: Entertainment Industry Report
    Description: A comparative report on different entertainment industries.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 4
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: End Semester

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