University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 7009 - Leadership in Strategic Communication

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Discovery Experience – Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: For students enrolled in the Master of Media (Strategic Communication) Conversion Pathway only – 12 units of Level 7 MDIA courses
Assessment: Reflective analysis, Host Evaluation and Final Report OR Reflective Analysis, Project presentation, research project OR Professional Development project

This course will focus on professional development in strategic communication. You will learn about different career paths, and will focus on topics including career planning, leadership and management skills, workplace communication, freelancing, and workplace culture. You will have the choice of two pathways. Pathway A involves a self-organised industry internship of 100 hours. You will gain experience in your chosen industry sector by working with a supervisor in an internal or external host organisation. All placements must be approved and all paperwork completed prior to commencement. Pathway B allows you to design and undertake a self-directed research or professional development project, as approved by the Course Coordinator. You will identify an industry-relevant research question or professional development strategy related to your career goals and industry interests. Through industry and peer-to-peer networking activities, supported by a seminar program, this course will enhance your understanding of contemporary industry trends and workplace cultures, and assist you in the transition to the next phase of your career.

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Commonwealth supported
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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
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25766 WR01 30 11 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 4pm - 6pm Marjoribanks, 126, SANTOS Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 4pm - 6pm Marjoribanks, 126, SANTOS Lecture Theatre
25767 WR02 10 3 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class