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Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Communications

Major In Broadcasting

Provides an introduction to contemporary broadcast media, including conventional radio and television as well as web-based and mobile technologies. The content equips students with key concepts, skills, attitudes and values required by broadcasters in the digital age. A key characteristic is the development of critical appraisal skills, as applied in broadcasting, to varying degrees across all units. Ability to generate ideas is a cornerstone of the major (e.g. editorial decision making, 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 Broadcasting major has been developed in consultation with industry. A strong feature of the major 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 unit set. Work produced by broadcasting students can provide information to benefit the wider community by being published or broadcast.

Additional Information

This major is recommended for students wishing to audition for entry to the intensive vocational training provided in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting.

Related careers

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

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Broadcasting major provides an introduction to contemporary broadcast media, including conventional radio and television as well as web-based and mobile technologies. The content equips graduates with key concepts, skills, attitudes and values required by broadcasters in the digital age. A key characteristic of this unit set is the development of critical appraisal skills, as applied in broadcasting, to varying degrees across all units. Ability to generate ideas is a cornerstone of the major (e.g. editorial decision making, 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 Broadcasting major has been developed in consultation with industry. A strong feature of the Broadcasting major 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 unit set. Work produced by broadcasting students can provide information to benefit the wider community by being published or broadcast.

The Broadcast major is recommended for students wishing to audition for entry to the intensive vocational training provided in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting.

Recommended second majors: Journalism; Film and Video; Public Relations; Mass Communications.



Students may commence Level Two units of their Major in the first and second semesters of enrolment.

UnitDescription Points
Select 105 credit points (7 compulsory units) from the following:
BRO1000iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills 15
BRO2000Radio Newsroom 15
JOU2103Media Law and Ethics 15
BRO2025Broadcasting Skills 15
BRO2026Finding Context in Reportage 15
BRO3010Practical Broadcasting 15
BRO3000TV Journalism 15
Plus select 15 credit points (1 unit) from the following, or contact the course coordinator for unit selection advice
BRO3106Sports Broadcasting 15
CMM3104Professional Placement 1 15
HIS3101Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
POL2127Australian Government 15
 


Recommended Electives
It is recommended that students intending to study the Broadcasting Major complete the following Foundation Program elective units.

UnitDescription Points
FAV1101Introduction to Digital Video 15
CMM1204Writing for Communications 15
PAM1017Vocal Technique 1 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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