Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 104. 2-hours per week of on-campus supervision comprising lectures, workshops and consultation time and a minimum of 80-hours of work placement to be determined in consultation with the subject coordinator and workplace mentor. Students must attend the compulsory internship information session (held in August or September in the year prior to their enrolment in the subject) and cannot enrol in the subject if they have not attended this session. Students are requried to attend the compulsory formal pre-internship briefing on workplace issues, which takes place in the first lecture of the semester of enrolment. Students are not able to commence their internship placement until after attending this compulsory session. |
Total Time Commitment: 202
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 100 points of second year study in the BA (Media and Communications) enriched major and is only available to students enrolled prior to 2011 in the BA (Media and Communications) 105-MC.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||100-310 Media and Communications Internship|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Hugh Mcnaughtan
ContactHugh McNaughtan email@example.com
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 coordinator in consultation with the Head of Program.
Students who complete this subject will:
|Assessment:||A career development strategy of 3000 words 35% (due mid-semester) and an internship report of 5000 words 65% (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 80 hours. Students must attend a minimum of 80% of lectures and tutorials in order to participate in this program. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.|
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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|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
|Notes:||This subject is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Media and Communications) enriched major 105-MC prior to 2011. Students cannot enrol in the Internship through SIS. Students must apply to the Internship Coordinator or Administrator for application details. Applications close on 30 September for Internships in both semesters of the following year. Students must attend a compulsory pre-internship briefing session held in August or September of the year prior to undertaking the Internship.|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) & Bachelor of Commerce
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