You are viewing this page as a domestic student.
Change to International

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

You are an international student whether you are within or outside Australia and you do not meet the domestic student criteria.

COMN13-311: Computer Game Industry and Policy

Description

The composition and size of the computer game industry is undergoing rapid change. This subject will outline the relationship between developers, distributors, retailers and regulators both globally and in Australia. Issues such as trade practices, copyright and IP are examined. Case studies of major computer game-related companies, organisations and regulatory bodies including current market data provide students with a contemporary overview of the industry. On completion of this class, successful students will have a high level of knowledge necessary to work in the interactive entertainment industry.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCOMN13-311
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the interactive entertainment industry both in Australia and the world.
2. Read and analyse investor and market communications about the interactive entertainment industry.
3. Review and report on issues that impact on the functioning of organisations in the interactive entertainment and to identify policy implications of these.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens13/11/2016
Semester start16/01/2017
Subject start16/01/2017
Cancellation 1?30/01/2017
Cancellation 2?06/02/2017
Last enrolment29/01/2017
Last withdrawal?10/02/2017
Teaching census?10/02/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018