Specialisation

Major - Law and the Creative Industries

Western Sydney University Major Code: M2515.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

1838.1 Bachelor of Creative Industries
1839.1 Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative Industries
1840.1 Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative Industries
1841.1 Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative Industries
1842.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Law and the Creative Industries major equips you with specialised legal skills and knowledge to support your career in the creative industries in Australia. In this major you will develop tailored, strategic knowledge to enable you to effectively contribute to business decision making and to appreciate the legal and regulatory challenges within the context of creative and innovative enterprises. The units in this major focus on the fundamentals of Australian law, critique and analysis of law, contracts, torts, alternative dispute resolution and media law, with the option to also incorporate studies in competition and consumer law, intellectual property and law within the employment context. The legal and regulatory focus of this major will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills designed to enhance your access to a range of careers within the creative industries sector. Students are advised that this specialisation does not qualify students for admission to legal practice in NSW. Students wishing to pursue a career in legal practice should apply for one of the relevant Bachelor of Laws courses. For further information, please contact the Academic Course Advisor for the Bachelor of Laws as noted below.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Liesel Spencer

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points, including the six specified core units and two of the five alternate units below.

Note: Creative Industries students must complete this Introduction to Major unit as part of the core requirements of the course, in conjunction with this major.

200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law

Core units

200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution
200011 Contracts
200010 Criminal Law
200978 Legal Analysis and Critique
200661 Media Law
200008 Torts Law

Alternate units

Choose two of the Level 3 units below

200905 Australian Competition Law
200858 Australian Consumer Law
200637 Intellectual Property
200297 Law of Employment
200799 Work Health and Safety Law

Recommended Sequence

Please Note: Due to the progression requirements of this major, Creative Industries students must follow the specific recommended sequence below in order to successfully complete this specialisation. The full sequence including all other units of the degree can be found at the course entry for course 1838 Bachelor of Creative Industries.

1838 Bachelor of Creative Industries.

* This major is not available for Spring commencement.

Year 1

Autumn session

Degree Core/Introduction to Major Unit:

200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010 Criminal Law

Spring session

200978 Legal Analysis and Critique
200008 Torts Law

Year 2

Autumn session

200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution

Spring session

200011 Contracts

Year 3

Autumn session

200661 Media Law

And one unit from the Level 3 Alternate Unit pool

Spring session

One unit from the Level 3 Alternate Unit pool



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