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CMS2009 Celebrity and Society

Short Description: Celebrity & Society
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100700 - Communication & Media Studies
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course examines the emergence, prevalence and social effects of celebrity. Using contemporary popular culture as a frame of reference, celebrity will be considered according to the cultural and political economy of celebrity and the media industries that promulgate interest in fame and stardom. Focusing specifically on the formations of the celebrity figure, the media industries that provide a context for understanding celebrity and the function of celebrity as commodity, this course will provide a survey of celebrity cultures and contemporary popular mass media.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online