Advanced Arts Law

Subject 760-528 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 7 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management.
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:


Dr Kate Macneill


Kate MacNeill

Subject Overview: This subject examines current legal topics in relation to the circulation of the creative arts in the public sphere. The topics will vary year to year and include the legal context of film and multimedia production and distribution; the commissioning and reception of public art; risk management and the performing arts and the intellectual property aspects of digital art forms, online distribution of creative work and the digitisation of museum and gallery collections.
  • be able to understand State and Federal legislation and aspects of common law and their application to film and multimedia;
  • be able to understand the legal issues relating to the control of the media in Australia;
  • be able to understand the legal issues relating to freedom of information;
  • be able to understand and critique the development of intellectual property law in Australia and internationally especially with relation to the creative arts, communications and media.
Assessment: Written assignments totalling 5000 words 100 % (due continuously to end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:
Recommended Texts: A subject reader will be available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to access and interpret a broad range of resource material;
  • be able to show analytical abilities at an advanced level;
  • be able to develop and promote arguments at an advanced level;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills, both written and oral.
Related Course(s): Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
Master of Arts Management
Master of Cinema Management
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing

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