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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Students undertake a major media project, individually or in a team, and a critical evaluation of the outcome. The production will be designed for a professional media context, whether as a print, online, radio or audiovisual product. Students will undertake weekly workshops with team members and relevant staff and experts.

Unit content

Thematic material examining contemporary issues in media and technology will be made available to students in an online study guide. Skills in project management, concept development and critical thinking will be developed alongside ethical frameworks for media producers.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate project management skills in planning, research, monitoring and devising tasks towards timely completion of a projectIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2operate professionally in a media environment in relation to collaborators, clients, supervisors or community partnersKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3present work-in-progress reports to an audience of peers, in a professional manner and to a high standardKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate a capacity to respond to critical feedbackIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5produce a substantial media project demonstrating advanced media production skills appropriate to a publishable major product.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate project management skills in planning, research, monitoring and devising tasks towards timely completion of a project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. operate professionally in a media environment in relation to collaborators, clients, supervisors or community partners
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. present work-in-progress reports to an audience of peers, in a professional manner and to a high standard
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate a capacity to respond to critical feedback
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. produce a substantial media project demonstrating advanced media production skills appropriate to a publishable major product.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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