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Media Industry Contexts - MDIA1002

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in one of the following Media programs, 3428, 3429, 3433, 3434 or 4781
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course provides foundational concepts for Professional Communication and Journalism. The contexts and practices that influence communication in journalistic and professional domains will be considered, and students will develop a critical and theorized understanding of the situated nature of communication. Contexts and practices are interpreted broadly. The course will examine a broad range of practices, from traditional writing to contemporary visual design; and a range of contexts both journalistic and professional. We will identify the understandings of communicative resources that are needed to inform one’s own communication practice, including a strong understanding of diverse genres; a complex understanding of ‘meanings’ and how they are produced and understood; and the ability to engage critically in the process of communication.

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