Courses & Units

Theory to Practice in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ418



Approval of the Unit Coordinator is required to enrol in this unit.


This unit explores how to use theoretical material from media studies in a practical setting. Students will work on an individual or group project of their design in consultation with staff members. The theoretical foundations of this unit will vary according to the focus of the individual projects, but will include journalism cultures and practice, broadcast media, digital and social media, science and environmental communication, popular culture, photojournalism, screen and sound studies, and documentary.


Unit name Theory to Practice in Journalism, Media and Communications
Unit code HEJ418
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications

Ms Gabi Mocatta

Teaching staff

Ms Gabi Mocatta and Dr Donald Reid

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in Journalism, Media and Communications or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

3 x 90 minute seminars per semester
8 x 60 minutes logged production hours per week

MyLO weekly activities


Assessment totaling 8500 words or equivalent as advised

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