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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3060

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154961

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To develop students' advanced skills in the compilation of news reports on location as well as the technical competencies of filming and editing required of video journalists, and to develop students' advanced abilities in writing and presentation commensurate with industry practice.

Course content

Students will build on broadcasting skills in the preparation of television news/current affairs and video journalist versions, compiling television and VJ stories and filming and editing procedures. They will also demonstrate advanced competencies in producing skills and working to deadlines, scripting for television news/current affairs and VJ work online as well as interviewing techniques. Students will demonstrate advanced abilities in identifying potential television news and video journalist stories, producing and personal presentations according to industry standards. Students will also demonstrate advanced capabilities to work collaboratively as team members as well as autonomously.

Textbook(s)

Phillips, G, and Lindgren M 2013, Australian broadcast journalism, 3rd Edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2009 Writing and Editing for Publication
COMM 2077 Radio Journalism and Podcasts

COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 2018 Advanced Television News OR COMM 2070 Digital Journalism

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Critique 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Project 1500 words equivalent 35% N/A
Portfolio 2100 words equivalent 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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