The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the Creative Industries, their structures, methods of working and the systems that drive them. It examines the impact of globalisation on the Creative Industries, and how the revolution in digital distribution has opened up a range of new revenue earning and socially entrepreneurial opportunities. The course also evaluates the social, technological, environmental, economic and political (STEEP) contexts and conditions in which the Creative Industries occur. It provides a basis for examining various cultural understandings of these industries and the way they operate in a global setting.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. identify Creative Industries.

2. recognise their place within the Creative Industries.

3. understand the broader contexts Creative Industries exist in.

4. describe and analyse the relationship between creativity and commerce.

5. communicate knowledge about the Creative Industries, in written and oral form, at an introductory level.


  • What are the Creative Industries?
  • Creativity and Commerce
  • Institutions, Ownership and Entrepreneurship
  • The Business of Creativity
  • Work Routines and Cultures
  • Creative Producers and Products
  • The Changing Social, Technological, Environmental, Economic and Political (STEEP) Contexts of Creative Industries
  • Circulation and Distribution of Representations in a Global Setting

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz - 30% *

Presentation: Presentation - 30%

Essay: Online Blogs 40%

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term