Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses how media practices can contribute to 'sustainability' in a wide variety of situations. It will involve focusing on the problems of developing, creating and implementing community based projects dealing with sustainability from varied perspectives. Students will work in teams and individually to formulate creative ideas around a specific project, discover practical ways to implement this, and work through relevant financial possibilities that would allow them to realise the project. Students will be taught a range of theoretical building blocks through which to frame their work, and will be guided through specific grant applications and budget processes.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year and 30 credit points of second-year level subjects from Media: screen + sound or Media Studies or Cinema Studies


Incompatible subjects MST3RMA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTerrie Waddell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1,250-word equiv individual grant application30
2,000-words community based project focusing on sustainability50
750-word exegesis on the creative visualisation of a community project20