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Broadcasting Major

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.

Availability

On Campus at Mount Lawley

Related Careers

Producer, Presenter, Reporter, Video Journalist, DJ, Commentator, Panel Operator

Major Code

MAAAIT

Structure

Students are required to complete the following ten units (150 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
BRO1000iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills15
FAV1120Introduction to Screen Production15
JOU2103Media Law and Ethics15
BRO2025Broadcasting Skills15
BRO2026Finding Context in Reportage15
BRO2000Radio Newsroom15
BRO3001Television Reporting15
BRO3011Television Production and Presentation15
BRO3025Radio Operation and Practice15
JOU3205Newsroom Journalism15
Plus, students are required to complete two of the following units (30 credit points):
JOU2106 ^Sports Journalism15
BRO3106 ^Sports Broadcasting15
POL2127 ^Australian Government15
CMM3115 ^Global Communications15
PRN3130 ^Social Media and Online Presence Management15
JOU2111 ^Introduction to Journalism15

^ Core Option

This Major can be studied in the following courses:


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