Current PhD and MPhil Communication and Media projects

There are over 20 PhD and Research Masters students enrolled in full-time or part-time Communication and Media studies. Their projects include:

Newcastle's Creative Industries: Investigating Performing Arts Professional and Non-Professional Creative Economies With an Emphasis on Theatre

Involvement of, and Communication with, Publics and Communities Concerning the Implementation of Renewable Energies

The Long Term Impact of Workshops Focused on Creativity and/or Innovation on Attendees and Subsequent Work Practises

Dislocation and Belonging: Investigating the Cultural Identities of Intercountry Adoptees through Narratives about Self

A Songwriter's Journey from Little-c to Pro-c Creativity: an Applied Analytical Autoethnography

I am a Filmaker! Exploring Corporate Documentary Bourdieusian Theory Through Habitus

Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Compliance in the Australian Film and Television (TV) Industry

The Journalist: A Secular Priest? How the News Criteria or Values of 'Secular' Journalistic Practice are Applied to Religious Issues in Contemporary Australia

'That Ain't Bluegrass':  An Examination of 'Newgrass', Using Sam Bush's Innovations as a Case Study in How a New Genre Can Develop Out of an Older One Through Creativity

Representations of Islam: A Comparative Study in Australian Newspapers

Outside the Box: To what Extent does Contemporary Australian Prime Time Television Drama Perpetuate a Terra Nullius Viewpoint?

The Commerce of Broadcast Rights for Major Sporting Events in a Virtual Private Network (VPN) Environment: an AFL Case Study (Masters)

An Examination of the Creative Process During the Production of Musical Communication

Television News Discourse: How did coverage of the 2013 Australian Federal Election shape narratives about asylum seekers?

Understanding Maori and Pacific Islander Cultures in Australia's National Rugby League

The Shoot Out - Targeting Creativity: Exploring the Creative Process Through the 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival

Hyper-Compression in Music Production: The Creative Context of the Aesthetics of Loudness

Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema: A Comparative Study of the Top 20 Return-on-Investment (RoI) Movies and the Doxa of Screenwriting

Social Construction of Online Identity: An ethnographic study of Chinese youth and rural women online identity in social media in China

Accessing Modern Cultural Assets: Policies, Politics and Practices in a Digital Age

Positioning a Price on Carbon: An Analysis of the Political Discourses Surrounding the Introduction of an Australian Carbon Tax