Arts Industry in Context

Subject 760-402 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually 25 points of second year creative arts or arts subjects.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Brenda Addie


Creative Arts Office Phone: 8344 8389

Subject Overview: Students of this subject will explore ways in which the arts industry is organised and the many different activities that intersect in bringing artist and audience together. The approach to the material will be topic-based and will include lectures on and discussion of various aspects of the arts industry. Guest lecturers from the industry will be regular participants in the lecture program and students may be required to undertake brief field excursions.
  • understand the processes, policies and stakeholders associated with the arts industry;
  • manage time effectively in the completion of a self-directed research or arts industry project, from first ideas to final production;
  • demonstrate the ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex structural and organisational concepts;
  • access and analyse a broad range of policies and current issues shaping the arts industry;
  • understand how different sectors of the arts engage with audiences;
  • be able to discuss cogently how the arts fit into the broader scope of culture and heritage.
Assessment: A research paper of 2000 words for 3rd year or 2500 words for 4th year and a 20-minute tutorial presentation 50% (due progressively during the semester); and an art project presentation and documentation of 2000 words for 3rd year or 2500 words for 4th year 50% (due at the end of semester). A hurdle requirement of a minimum 80% attendance required.
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • access a broad range of resource material, including traditional text and electronic material;
  • demonstrate advanced communication skills;
  • work successfully with peers;
  • demonstrate the ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex structural and organisational concepts.
Notes: Formerly available as 760-395. Students who have completed 760-395 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Creative Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Creative Arts(Honours)
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts

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