Unit description

Introduces students to the Arts and Humanities by using a range of approaches from the Humanities and Creative Arts to think about popular culture. Through a series of encounters with advertising and music video students develop skills in creativity, cultural analysis and critical reflection.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introducing the Arts, Humanities and popular culture

  • The Arts, the Humanities and the world around us
  • Popular culture

Topic 2: Culture and Society

  • Communication and Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Politics and Society

Topic 3: Creative arts

  • Creative Writing
  • Media Studies
  • Art and Design
  • Contemporary Music

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (weekly)
Structured online learning 2 hours (weekly)
Short written response30%
Creative work40%
Reflective writing30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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