University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 3207 - Media Industry Transitions

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: 4020
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
Incompatible: MDIA 3332
Assessment: Reflective analysis 30%, Host evaluation report or group presentation 20%, Final report 40%, Participation & professionalism 10%

This course prepares you for the transition from your undergraduate degree to professional employment and/or further study. You will choose one of two pathways. Pathway A involves a self-organised industry placement of 10-12 days. You will gain direct experience in your chosen industry by working with a supervisor in an internal or external host organisation. All placements must be approved prior to commencement. Pathway B allows you to design and undertake a self-directed, desktop research project using public domain materials. You will identify an industry-relevant research question in your chosen area of industry interest. Your project can be designed as a preliminary study for future research. Through industry and peer-to-peer networking activities, Media Industry Transitions gives you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned throughout your degree. You will contribute to your ongoing professional development through enhanced understanding of contemporary industry trends and workplace cultures, time-management and negotiation skills, legal and contractual obligations, research and communication strategies for employment, and professional profile and presentation techniques.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4020 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20634 WR01 60 18 29 Jul - 19 Aug Wednesday 9am - 12pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
28 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 9am - 12pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
29335 WRK0 10 4 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This online class is only available for students for whom health or location prohibits them from attending face-to-face. Further information about delivery, including day and time, will be available via My Uni. Please contact your Course Coordinator if you have any additional questions after reviewing My Uni.”
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20626 SE02 18 2 26 Aug - 2 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
Note: Please enrol here if you wish to do the Project class
20627 SE01 45 13 26 Aug - 2 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
Note: Please enrol here if you wish to do the Placement class.