Interdisciplinary Elecitve Course
How the production, circulation and consumption of the entertainment content have been changed in the digital economy will be examined in this course and it highlights the changing role of audiences in the entertainment industries. The course will start with some of the core concepts and critical perspectives needed to understand the entertainment market in digital economy. By critically analyzing various case studies of the entertainment industries in Asia, it will then explore how digital technology have transformed but also established the entertainment markets. In the last part of the course, it will identify the various representations of digital audiences in the entertainment industries and investigate how the role of digital audiences has changed from the passive actors to the active participants involved in the digital entertainment industries. The assessment task enables students to develop a broad grasp of the general contextual circumstances of digital economy within which entertainment industries and markets organize and operate, and so is relevant to the role of digital audiences.