Managing Creative Content

Subject AMGT90012 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2.5
Total Time Commitment:



Successful completion of AMGT90002 Arts Law and admission to the Master of Art Curatorship, Master of Cinema Management, Master of Arts & Cultural Management, or Master of Arts & Cultural Management (Moving Image).

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have previously completed 760-528 Advanced Arts Law are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Kate MacNeill

Subject Overview:

This subject examines the practical legal aspects of the management of intellectual property in the area of creative production. The focus is on contracts and copyright in a range of specific arts and cultural contexts. These will vary from year to year and include film and multimedia production and distribution, the commissioning and production of public art, the creation and presentation of performing arts; museum and gallery collections and the management of artistic and literary estates.

  • be able to structure agreements between creative talent and commissioning organisations;
  • be able to understand and critique the role of intellectual property law in relation to the ownership and management of creative content;
  • be able to understand the law as it relates to the management of creative content; and
  • be able to contribute to policy debates in the area of intellectual property and new media arts production.

2000 word assignment 40% (due during semester) and a 3000 word assignment 60% (due at the end of semester). Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.

Prescribed 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; and
  • be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills, both written and oral.

Students who have previously completed 760-528 Advanced Arts Law are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Moving Image
150 Point Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
150 Point Moving Image
200 Point Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Moving Image

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