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MDIA 3311 - Media Industry Placement

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: 3410
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Students enrolling for semester 1 or 2 will be required to attend some on-campus classes - details confirmed during information session in Week 1
Restriction: Available to BMedia students only
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: 12 units of Level II Media courses
Incompatible: MDIA 3302
Assessment: Academic Assessment 30%, Confidential Host Evaluation 30%, Final Report & compilation of evidence of work-integrated learning 40%

This elective course offers BMedia students a work-integrated learning program, including a placement in their choice of host organisation. Highly recommended for those entering the sector directly after completion of undergraduate studies, it synthesises theoretical knowledge of media with the learning acquired through workplace experience of the practical operations in media and communications. The course prepares students for future work or study in that it combines a 'virtual employment search' with preparatory seminars on employer expectations; an overview of the media sector and workplace regulation; an introduction to diverse workplace cultures and practices; development of peer support and sector networking skills (SGDE activities); and the practice of a range of in-situ and post-internship reporting modes. Prior to the guided search for industry experience, students undertake a preliminary skills' self-audit, followed by research on the sector. They take responsibility for handling contractual university and workplace documentation and develop personalised learning objectives. The signatures of the student, MIP convenor, and the Head of Humanities on the university contract authenticates the placement. On placement, students are expected to complete academic assignments and, working with their industry host, to gain practical experience of media employment. Course credit cannot be given for work experience undertaken outside of course regulations.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
6 0.25 Band 1 $1,587 Band 1 $1,587 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3410 Mon 17/03/2014 Mon 31/03/2014 Fri 09/05/2014 Fri 13/06/2014

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13251 SE01 90 51 3 Mar - 24 Mar Monday 4pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum