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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5218

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
007468

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

To provide participants with an understanding of the global, political, economic and cultural environment in which the arts operate. It addresses both the roles of arts in society and the role of government in relation to the arts. The economic, social and political dimensions of the arts are considered, as well as the impact of the globalisation of culture and the recognition of cultural diversity. In this context the cultural policy of Australia and selected overseas countries are examined. Finally, contemporary influences on arts practice are considered such as the industrial and economic framing of the arts and how the arts are presently valued and evaluated.

Course content

Definition and philosophy; sources of cultural statistics; relationships between the arts and society; structure and operation of the subsidised arts; roles of the arts in leisure and recreation; arts and the cultural industries; review of issues; education and the arts; roles of arts centres; cultural theories.
Syllabus includes: the general global environment; the arts and society; the economic, productive and government dimensions of the arts; new technology and the arts; the globalisation of culture; cultural policy and the arts in Australia; cultural policy and the arts in selected countries.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Module questions 3 x 500 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 3000 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Module questions 3 x 500 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 3000 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Module questions 3 x 500 words 40% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Project 3000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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