ACF304 - Celebrity Industries

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:ALC304, ALM304
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Sean Redmond
Trimester 3: Sean Redmond
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALC304 and ALM304

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 2 (two) scheduled online seminars

Content

This unit provides students with an opportunity to contribute in critical and creative ways to contemporary understandings of the celebrity industries. The unit will explore the construction and marketing of celebrity images; parasocial desire and identity making; celebrity gossip; political celebrity; stardom; and online fan cultures.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Critically define and analyse celebrity and celebrity culture, and evaluate the ways they impact on social and economic life

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Communicate in written, creative, and aural forms how and why celebrity is produced, and what types of pleasures and identities they offer audiences

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Critically explore celebrity in a national and global context from both artistic/public and commercial perspectives

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Apply in a creative and collaborative context a shared understanding of at least one celebrity/celebrity industry studied on the unit

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

Demonstrate high levels of personal motivation and a developed capacity for independent thought

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Audio-visual presentation (means of communicating content) 5 minute duration with 750 word exegesis  50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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