|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two hours per week of on-campus supervision comprising lectures, workshops and consultation time and a minimum 100 hours of work placement to be determined in consultation with the subject coordinator and workplace mentor |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications)|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
In this subject, students will acquire practical experience in one or more media and communications environments, under the guidance of a workplace mentor. Academic supervision and support will be provided in the form of on-campus lecture/workshops and regular consultations, during which students will develop communication skills relevant to their placement(s), and report on their workplace experience. This subject is designed to expose final-year students to work practices in media and communications setting(s), and to provide opportunities to enhance their communication and research skills. On completion of the subject, students will have developed professional contacts, acquired skills which make them productive in the workplace, and gained valuable vocational experience. The Media and Communications Program may, at its discretion, and depending on resources and student interest, also offer students a placement as part of a group media/communications project. In circumstances where a student's excellent academic results demonstrate a special aptitude for media communications research and where suitable opportunities exist, placement with a research project inside the Media and Communications program may be possible, at the discretion of the co-ordinator in consultation with the Program Director.
|Assessment:||A career development strategy of 3000 words 30% (due mid-semester) and an internship report of 7000 words 70% (due a week after the end of classes). In order to be eligible for assessment, students must satisfactorily undertake work placements of a minimum of 100 hours.Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit up to 2-weeks after the final due date without a formal extension and/or special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communications)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Media and Communication) |
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