Courses & Units

Theory to Practice in Journalism, Media and Communications HEJ418

Hobart

Note:

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

Introduction

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.

Summary

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 Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $1,641.00 2019: $4,726.00 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

MyLO weekly activities

Assessment

Assessment totaling 8500 words or equivalent as advised

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Textbooks

Required

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Co-op Bookshop links

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