ACF304 - The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance

Year:

2021 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
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALC304 and ALM304

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 - cloud (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. The unit culminates in an informal symposium - an event that is collectively planned, implemented, and partly co-ordinated by students.

Unit Fee Information

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