Courses & Units

Multiplatform Storytelling HEJ419



This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with industry experience will guide students through the production of journalism, public relations, marketing or creative content suitable for delivery online, and as broadcast and print. Through the unit, students will be expected to develop skills in research, writing, online publication and audio and visual production.


Unit name Multiplatform Storytelling
Unit code HEJ419
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Donald Reid

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically assess and evaluate the social, cultural and political role of digital media storytelling in a dynamic and global communication environment;
  2. Design digital storytelling projects by applying and integrating strategies across a variety of relevant platforms.
  3. Communicate effectively across a variety of media platforms, including video, print and other online.
  4. Critically evaluate and discuss your media production experiences and the content you have produced in the context of key concepts in media and communication



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 100799

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Teaching Pattern

A total of 39 hours comprised of weekly 3-hour workshops that include a short lecture, in-class discussion and instruction on practical and technical skills and equipment use.


Content proposal and presentation (2000 words equivalent); website with written, visual and audio content (4000 words equivalent); 2000 word exegesis.

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