Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hr lecture and a 2-hr tutorial per week |
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Total expected time committment is 170 hours cross the semester, including class time.
Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in media and communication, Master of Global Media Communication, Master of Publishing and Communications, or Masters in Arts & Cultural Management (Moving Image).
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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/
CoordinatorMr Douglas Hendrie
This subject provides students with the skills to write at an advanced journalistic level. Lectures will present students with techniques that will enhance skills in interviewing, news judgement, narrative technique, researching, framing ideas, developing contacts and using off the record information. Students will also deal with issues of fairness and objectivity, plagiarism, libel and codes of conduct. On completion of this subject, students will have developed advanced skills in feature writing.
On completion, students will:
A group seminar paper equivalent to 500 words 10% (due during the semester); a news feature equivalent to 1500 words 35% (due in weeks 8, 9 or 10); a major theoretical essay 3000 words 45% (due in the examination period); and participation in tutorials/workshops 10%.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% (or 10 out of 12) classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Any student who fails to meet this hurdle without valid reason will not be eligible to pass the subject. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject. Essays submitted after the due date without an extension will be penalised 2% per day. Essays submitted after two weeks of the assessment due date without a formally approved application for special consideration or an extension will only be marked on a pass/fail basis if accepted.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management |
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management - Moving Image Specialisation
150 Point Master of Global Media Communication
150 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management - Moving Image specialisation
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of Publishing and Communications
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Media and Communications
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Media and Communications
Media and Communications
PC-ARTS Media and Communications
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