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MDIA 3207 - Media Industry Transitions
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MDIA 3207 - Media Industry Transitions

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Media
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 9 units of Level I Media study, and at least 9 units from the following core Media courses MDIA 2301 Media Policy, Media Law, MDIA 2302 Media Research Methods, MDIA 2306 Media Theory, MDIA 3310 Professional Practice
Assessment: Self audit 10%, Academic Supervisors Report 30%, Host Evaluation Report 20%, Final Report or Research Report 40%.
Syllabus:

This course prepares students for transition to professional employment and/or further studies. Students attend a pre-semester induction and the core module prior to taking their preferred independent course pathway. The core module refreshes prior media knowledge of theoretical and regulatory frameworks and research uses in the sector. It introduces: emerging trends and issues in the local sector; workplace cultures; professional self-audits; time-management, observational and negotiation skills; legal and contractual obligations; research and communication strategies for employment; a range of business communication genres; professional profile and presentation techniques and peer-to-peer networking activities. Independent pathway workshops occur mid-semester, followed by individual consultations, and a peer-to-peer workshop in Week 12. Pathway (A) has a Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) focus, including a self-initiated, flexibly-organised placement of 10-12 days at a host organisation. Students conduct a 'virtual job search', set personalised learning objectives, and gain direct industry experience by working closely with a host supervisor. Students submit in situ progress reports to their academic supervisor; and a Final Report of 4000 words, excluding appendices, which synthesises academic and workplace learning in a business report format of publishable standard. University insurance contracts require pre-start approval by Faculty office. Hosts provide graded student evaluations. Placements are monitored by academic supervisors. Pathway (B) students conduct an individual desktop research project using public domain materials. Two research training workshops cover the design, theoretical positioning and conduct of secondary research; evidence and argument; ethical and legal issues; and the compositional features of a 5000 word research report. Students work under academic supervision to complete their industry study, consolidating and advancing research capabilities developed in advanced-level Media core courses. Research projects proceed following approval from academic staff. They can be designed as a preliminary study for future research.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
6 0.25 Band 1 $1,611 Band 1 $1,611 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
Semester 1 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13279 WR01 110 30 2 Mar - 23 Mar Friday 1pm - 3pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
1 Jun - 1 Jun Friday 1pm - 3pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13341 SE02 35 17 27 Mar - 27 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 17 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
Note: If you are a Research student please enrol in this class. (Seminar 2)
13342 SE01 75 13 26 Mar - 26 Mar Monday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
16 Apr - 16 Apr Monday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
Note: If you are a Placement student please enrol in this class. (Seminar 1)