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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Donald Reid
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $1,671.00||2020: $4,890.00||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
3 x 90 minute seminars per semester
MyLO weekly activities
Assessment totaling 8500 words or equivalent as advised
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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