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JOUR11-101: Australian Media Futures


You will explore the development of the press, film, radio, television, online and digital industries in Australia and how they sit within a global context. You will examine media institutions in the context of rapid change brought about by digital transformation, social media impacts, future trends, media entrepreneurship, funding and business models, and how regulatory, cultural and professional frameworks respond to these changes. There is a particular focus on the 'Australianess' of our media and its media products. A range of contemporary issues is explored regarding rapid and radical changes taking place nationally and internationally in the communication and media industries, propelled by digital imperatives.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Analyse and evaluate the functions, policies, regulations, ethical and legal responsibilities, historical contexts and intersections of media in Australia and abroad. 2. Analyse and evaluate the impact of technological changes on media and communications industries. 3. Adapt acquired knowledge to solve emerging and established issues within media industries. 4. Articulate opinions and ideas on the confluence of modern media industries.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022