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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: Available to BMedia students only
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 MDIA 2301, MDIA 2302, MDIA 2306, MDIA 3310
Assessment: Reflective analysis 10%, Progress report 20%, Host evaluation report or group presentation 20%, Final report 40%, Participation & professionalism 10%

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 $1,641 Band 1 $1,641 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 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10294 WR01 110 9 4 Mar - 25 Mar Monday 9am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
3 Jun - 3 Jun Monday 9am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10286 SE02 34 8 1 Apr - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
Note: Research Project Workshop
10287 SE01 77 2 1 Apr - 8 Apr Monday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
Note: Placement Workshop