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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3081

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
165041

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

The course will introduce students to the new environment of virtual reality journalism. Students will engage with emerging technologies in journalism production and use this knowledge to produce virtual reality videos up to industry standard. The course will consolidate students' knowledge of virtual reality and 360° journalism and allow them to produce content to enhance their job readiness in a changing journalism environment.

Course content

Students will examine in depth the emerging field of 360° and virtual reality journalism and will expand their creative, technical and conceptual practice through the production of a virtual reality/ 360° video. Through specialised study and topic engagement, students develop an understanding of storytelling which combines new technology with the fundamentals of journalism production.

Course topics will include: virtual reality and history; 360° journalism; editing practices; equipment and specifics; shooting and planning in 360°; ethics and technology; troubleshooting with VR; looking forward in a changing industry.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

COMM 2077 Radio Journalism or COMM 2079 Content Creation for Media

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Online (activities) 2 hours x 2 weeks
Directed Study 1 hour x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 2 x 2 hour sessions per day x 2 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
Research assignment 900 words 20% n/a
Reflective report 1350 words equivalent 30% n/a
Presentation 2250 word equivalent 50% n/a
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Research assignment 900 words 20% n/a
Reflective report 1350 words equivalent 30% n/a
Presentation 2250 word equivalent 50% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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
School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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