Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitJournalism
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2013 (Day)
Overseas Summer semester B 2013 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Matt Mitchell (semester 1); Dr Andrea Baker (semester 2)


Previously coded JRM5940


This is a capstone unit for the Master of Journalism program. It allows students to produce a major project for their portfolio demonstrating the depth and breadth of their learning and skill development. Students working under supervision produce a work of outstanding professional quality in their chosen medium of print, Internet, television or radio. During the semester, students attend some seminars to present and discuss works-in-progress with other students.


Students' work is expected to be of a high professional standard. At the satisfactory completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. produce journalism projects in their chosen medium of a high publishable standard
  2. draw together and further develop professional and analytical skills acquired in other professional and disciplinary subjects
  3. present in tutorials comprehensive work-in progress reports and exegeses of their reports.


Oral Work in progress reports: 20%
Major project: 80%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr William Birnbauer (semester 1)
Dr Andrea Baker (semester 2)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week


48pts in Master of Journalism