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Managing Creative Content (AMGT90012)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90012
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines the practical legal aspects of the management of intellectual property in the area of creative production. The focus is on contracts and copyright in a range of specific arts and cultural contexts. These include film and multimedia production and distribution, fashion and design, the commissioning and production of public art, the creation and presentation of performing arts; the management of museum and gallery collections and the administration of artistic and literary estates.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • structure agreements between creative talent and commissioning organisations;
  • understand and critique the role of intellectual property law in relation to the ownership and management of creative content;
  • understand the law as it relates to the management of creative content; and
  • contribute to policy debates in the area of intellectual property and new media arts production.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • be able to access and interpret a broad range of resource material;
  • be able to show analytical abilities at an advanced level;
  • be able to develop and promote arguments at an advanced level; and
  • be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills, both written and oral.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
AMGT90002 Arts Law
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects

Students who have previously completed 760-528 Advanced Arts Law are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • A 2,500 word assignment (50%), due during semester
  • A 2,500 word assignment (50%), due at the end of semester
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% attendance in order to pass the subject and regular class participation is expected.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A subject reader will be available.

  • Subject notes
    • Students who have previously completed 760-528 Advanced Arts Law are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
    • Successful completion of AMGT90002 Arts Law is required to take this subject.
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 27 July 2019