Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Multiplatform Project Development gives students the opportunity to work in self-managed project teams, researching and developing a concept for a multiplatform media project into a detailed proposal. The course provides a synthesis of media theory, media production, and professional practice, exploring the various stages of preparing a media project proposal for presentation to a potential funder.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Debrett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year subjects in Strategic Communication, Journalism or Media, or coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a third year compulsory subject in ABMS and an elective for Bachelor of Science (Application in Society)& ABSC.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings'How Real Can You Get?' in An Introduction to Television Documentary: Confronting RealityPrescribedKiborn R & Izod J 1997MANCHESTER U PRESS, MANCHESTER
Readings'The Burning Question: The Future of Documentary' In Documentary Screens: Non-Fiction, Film and TelevisionPrescribedBeattie K 2004HOUNDSMILL, BASINGSTOKE: HAMPSHIRE, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ReadingsSitting Documentary Sources,in a Guide to research for journalists and writersPrescribedCater A 2005ED. CHRISTINE FOGG, ALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW
ReadingsThe Pursuit of Funding, in Business of TV ProductionPrescribedColie C 2007CAMBRIDGE U PRESS, MELBOURNE

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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-ordinatorMary Debrett

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
10 weekly online quizzes (1000 words equivalency)25
Oral progress report (1000 words equivalency)25
Project Proposal (2000 words equivalency)50