6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units. As this is a third-year level unit, it is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two second-year level units in Journalism practice.
This unit explores long-form journalism in radio and video formats in broadcast and online environments. Students will develop a story idea through to full production for broadcast and/or webcast using in-depth journalistic and creative practices in radio or video. Students work independently and collaboratively during the production. They produce a critical evaluation of their own and others productions and supply constructive feedback to their peers. This unit presumes students have competency with a range of audio and video recording equipment and editing software.
Upon satisfactory completion of this unit students will:
- have developed advanced research, story planning and production skills in production of an audio/visual online documentary of professional broadcast standards
- have demonstrable expertise in using audiovisual technologies for production of documentary and features
- have demonstrable expertise in sustained research, interviewing and composition skills
- understand and observe ethical and legal obligations associated with the production of long-form journalism
- be able to critically reflect on their and others performance during the production process
- be able to critically reflect on and analyse the genre of long-form journalism
- work independently and collaboratively in learning and production processes
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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Off-campus attendance requirements
Distance Education students are expected to spend 12 hours per week across semester for this unit. All materials made available to on-campus students will be circulated electronically to DE students using moodle and on and off-campus students will be integrated in online discussion groups for presentation of all assessment tasks.