Law and the Creative Industries, Major (0072)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0072

Previous Code: M2515.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  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 subjects 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 field of study 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 programs. For further information, please contact the Academic Program Advisor for the Bachelor of Laws as noted below.


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Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Liesel Spencer

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points including the six specified Core subjects and two of the five Alternate subjects listed below. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Note: Creative Industries students must complete this Introduction to Major subject as part of the core requirements of the program, in conjunction with this major.
Fundamentals of Australian Law
Core Subjects
LAWS 2001Alternative Dispute Resolution10
LAWS 2003Contracts10
LAWS 2004Criminal Law10
LAWS 1009Legal Analysis and Critique10
LAWS 3049Media Law10
LAWS 2013Torts Law10
Alternate Subjects
Select two of the Level 3 subjects of the following:20
Australian Competition Law
Australian Consumer Law
Intellectual Property
Law of Employment
Work Health and Safety Law
Total Credit Points80

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 subjects of the degree can be found at the program entry for program Bachelor of Creative Industries.

This major is not available for Spring commencement.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Degree Core/Introduction to Major Subject:  
Fundamentals of Australian Law  
LAWS 2004 Criminal Law 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
LAWS 1009 Legal Analysis and Critique 10
LAWS 2013 Torts Law 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
LAWS 2001 Alternative Dispute Resolution 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
LAWS 2003 Contracts 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
Autumn session
LAWS 3049 Media Law 10
Select one subject from the Level 3 Alternate Subject pool 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Select one subject from the Level 3 Alternate Subject pool 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80