The ability to strategically communicate is a skill required in many industries and sectors. In this unit, you are introduced to a variety of media platforms and approaches to provide a strong foundation for participation in the media and communication industries. You will be introduced to key trends and changes in contemporary media practices, technologies, business models and audience behaviours. A fundamental appreciation of key concepts in media writing will enable you to think strategically about content creation, information gathering and audience engagement, which will equip you to write and pitch a story to a relevant publication. You will gain a deeper understanding of how strategic communication can drive change in a variety of contexts while acquiring important practical skills in professional communication, information management, media engagement and publicity.
|Unit name||Introduction to Strategic Communication|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Critically evaluate media content using media and communication concepts and methods.
- Apply these concepts to a range of media production projects drawn from political, business and environment fields, and a range of cultural perspectives.
- Effectively and ethically communicate in a variety of scholarly and professional formats.
- Critically evaluate and discuss your media production experiences and the content you have produced in the context of major theories and key concepts in media and communication.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEJ504
Weekly online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities.
|Assessment||Publication and content report (20%)|Media Release and Report (40%)|Journalism and reflexive essay (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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