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Provides an introduction to contemporary broadcast media, including conventional radio and television, as well as web-based and mobile technologies.
The major equips students with key concepts, skills, attitudes and values required by broadcasters in the digital age. A key characteristic of the major is the development of critical appraisal skills, as applied in broadcasting, to varying degrees across all units. The ability to generate ideas is a cornerstone of the major, for example, editorial decision-making and identifying suitable interviewees. Students will examine a wide range of issues and learn to contextualise content for broadcast. Broadcasting is responsive to the news cycle, which may include content associated with the development of cross-cultural and international outlook. This includes addressing indigenous cultural issues. The major has been developed in consultation with industry, and a strong feature is an ongoing relationship with the broadcasting community. This includes continued consultation with broadcast employers and revision of unit content to match industry requirements. All tutors and lecturers are professional broadcasters or journalists. The acquisition of high-level oral and written English language knowledge and skills is an essential element of this major. Work produced by broadcasting students can provide information to benefit the wider community by being published or broadcast.
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Students are required to complete the following ten units (150 credit points):
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|BRO1000||iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills||15|
|FAV1120||Introduction to Screen Production||15|
|JOU2103||Media Law and Ethics||15|
|BRO2026||Finding Context in Reportage||15|
|BRO3011||Television Production and Presentation||15|
|BRO3025||Radio Operation and Practice||15|
|Plus, students are required to complete two of the following units (30 credit points):|
|JOU2106 ^||Sports Journalism||15|
|BRO3106 ^||Sports Broadcasting||15|
|POL2127 ^||Australian Government||15|
|CMM3115 ^||Global Communications||15|
|PRN3130 ^||Social Media and Online Presence Management||15|
|JOU2111 ^||Introduction to Journalism||15|
^ Core Option
Producer, Presenter, Reporter, Video Journalist, DJ, Commentator, Panel Operator
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