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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3089

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
168631

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Creative

Course aim

This course will build upon the learnings in Introduction to Festivals and consolidate student understanding of the power of festivals to motivate social change and tell community-based stories. It will also provide students knowledge on how to effectively manage people and culture in the Festivals space.

Course content

With particular emphasis on governance, programming, audience development and retention, this advanced-level course will examine the relationship between festivals and audiences. The global rise of queer film festivals, grass-roots festivals and festivals that promote the diversity of peoples and cultures will all be considered. The power of festivals as a community event will be spotlighted. This course will provide students with a toolkit to effectively manage people and culture in the festivals sector including effective communication, workflows, scheduling and programming, culture, mental health and safe work practices.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1082 Introduction to Festivals

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
Online (Activities) 3 hours x 2 weeks

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
Project 900 words (or equivalent) 20% N/A
Report 1350 words (or equivalent) 30% N/A
Portfolio 2250 words (or equivalent) 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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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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