Communication and Cultural Industries and Practices
Area of Study
Intercultural Communications, Media Studies, Social Media
Taught In English
58101 Understanding Communication OR 58102 Language and Discourse OR 58103 Ideas in History
Host University Units8
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewLooking back and forth between theory and practice (individually and collectively), this subject examines ways that media, information and communication figure in our everyday practices. It examines the development of the communication and cultural industries and practices with a particular focus on current practices and technologies of convergence, and on ways of theorising and understanding the relationship between producers, texts and audiences. Students are introduced to practice and the roles of communication professionals in different contexts. The subject provides an overview of important historical and political developments within communication and cultural industries, critically interrogating how communication and information products are produced, in what organisational and economic contexts, and for what purposes. The Australian situation is placed in its international context and with reference to the changing roles of digital technologies, public and private sector production/distribution and the role of governments.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.