Courses & Units

Media Writing HEJ504

Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing skills and give students the tools and flexibility to adapt to a variety of professional settings. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how language operates as well as the methods of media writing and editing.

Summary

Unit name Media Writing
Unit code HEJ504
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Ms Gabi Mocatta

Teaching staff

Ms Gabi Mocatta

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 100703

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.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ501

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: five contact hours fortnightly

Off-campus: All classes and assessment tasks are completed online

Assessment

6,000 words of internal writing assignments

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Textbooks

Required

Most JMC units have neither required nor recommended texts but if this unit does, information about these can be found at the CoOp Bookshop links below close to the start of semester. For the majority of units, a Reading List providing access to electronic readings is provided (if applicable) and this will be made available through MyLO and the Library at the beginning of semester.

Co-op Bookshop links

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