Handbook

Media and Communications

Year and Campus: 2014
Overview:

Media and Communications offers students foundational knowledge for the 21st century. It equips students with a critical understanding of the constantly changing global media environments and technologies, and provides core research and professional skills valued across a range of media sectors. The wide array of subjects that comprise the Media and Communications major cover key developments in media industries, new communication technologies, and their impact on politics, society and culture. While the main focus is on Australia and the Asia-Pacific, the course has a global orientation, reflecting today’s increasingly interconnected media systems, markets, and production ecologies of contemporary digital networks.

Learning Outcomes:

The Media and Communications program has as its objectives that graduates:

  • are enabled to develop a comprehensive overview of the media's place in today's society, economy and culture, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region;
  • are provided with the fundamental written communication skills required by successful journalists and other media professionals;
  • will achieve an understanding of new communication technologies and their impact on the fast changing global media environment;
  • are trained to think across media- a skill of increasing importance for the next generation of media professionals and media researchers;
  • will appreciate the value of an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Media and Communications.
Structure & Available Subjects:

The major and minor in Media and Communications is available to students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts (New Generation) at level one in 2010 and onwards.

The major in Media and Communication requires:-

Level 1

Level 2

  • Three Media and Communications subjects (37.5 points)

Level 3

  • Three Media and Communications subjects including the capstone subject - MECM30002 Perspectives in Global Media Cultures (37.5 points)

Total 100 points

The minor in Media and Communication requires:-

Level 1

Level 2

  • Two Media and Communications subjects (25 points)

Level 3

  • Two Media and Communications subjects (25 points)


Total 75 points

Subject Options:

Media and Communications major and minor

First Year

One Arts Foundation Subject (12.5 points) and one level one Arts discipline subject (12.5 points) from the list below:

Second Year

For the major students must complete three (37.5 points) of, and for the minor students must complete two (25 points) of, the following subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50

Third Year

For the major, students must complete two (25 points) of the following subjects and the compulsory Capstone subject (12.5 points) and for the minor, students must complete two (25 points) of the following subjects (excluding the Capstone):

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

Capstone

Compulsory for students undertaking the major:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Links to further information: http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/study/mediacomm
Notes:

Not all Media and Communications subjects are available as breadth.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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