stc1wsc writing for strategic comm




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Writing for Strategic Communication is a practical subject that provides an overview of the various forms of professional writing in strategic communication. These include writing for websites and blogs, tweeting, newsletter copy, letters and memos, media releases, feature articles and more. Students develop their own blogs, learn interviewing and note-taking techniques and conduct a face to face interview with a professional communicator. Students are encouraged to explore the concept of 'great writing' as a construct for developing their own writing skills.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKevin Brianton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write and edit in a range of styles and genres and for different audiences for a range of media (including social media) and organisations

Write and edit a portfolio of documents

02. Apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to locate and inform strategic communications

Take a client brief and write a situation analysis

03. Identify the causes underlying a problem and propose a range of plausible and innovative options as means to address the problem

Analyse a situation and develop a range of client recommendations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMark Civitella

Class requirements

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

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Develop client recommendations (800 words)2001, 02, 03
One Client brief (800 words)2001, 02
One Writing portfolio (2400 words in total)6001