Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As workplaces become more interactive and interconnected, interviewing skills are becoming more important across a range of vocations. In this subject, students study the processes and skills required for interviewing, focussing on key case studies in literature, print journalism, cinema, broadcasting and online. A key component of the subject will be interviews undertaken by students in all or some of the key interview formats, including live discussion, email, pre-recorded audio and written profile pieces. Students undertaking this subject will gain a broader appreciation in the art of inquiry and personal interaction and develop greater confidence in everything from one on one communications to public speaking to critical analysis. Students will also gain a clear understanding of the use of quotation technique including quote punctuation, in written work and develop an appreciation of key editing issues, both practical and ethical.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorErdem Koc

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjects HUS1TIN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core first-year subject for students enrolled in either ABJ or ABJS. Available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLawrie Zion

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
One interview (presented in text or a/v format) (1200 words)30
One interview article (1000 words)25
One live interview preparation (800 words)20
One publishing assignment (1000 words)25