JOURNALISM AND DESIGN
Credit points: 15
Students are introduced to the practical aspects of making a media product, from researching the current media market to develop a solid pitch for a new product, to executing the final design and delivery of the product. Along the way students are taught basic technical skills in design principles and editorial principles in order to deliver their product to industry standards. Students work in teams to create a mock-up magazine, moving from the basic concept to production using industry-standard software Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Students are also given opportunities to develop and hone their writing, research, editing and sub-editing skills.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesWeekly lectures introduce students to the kinds of information that will enable them to write, edit and design compelling stories. Weekly lectures will be devoted to advanced journalism research skills and will be required to source interview subjects and locate appropriate archival sources in the writing of news and feature articles for assessment. This is reinforced through exercises in class and feedback on assessment tasks. In weekly workshops students are introduced to the industry standard software used in the production of magazines, such as InDesign and Photoshop. In lectures they will also be exposed to elements that will guide their final production, such as layout principles and colour theory. Students will be assessed on their final product production, to be submitted as a PDF.
Prerequisites 30 credit points of MAC, JRN, STC or MIN subjects at first-year level, or subject coordinators approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsCore subject for the Journalism and Sports Journalism Majors in the Bachelor of Media and Communication (ABMC).
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
Computer LaboratoryWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
computer lab required
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Product Proposal (800 word equivalent) Develop and execute a sustainable product brief in a team, based on research and critical analysis of the current print media industry.
Feature Story (1000 word equivalent) Students must develop story ideas that fit their magazine brief, research and write these to industry standards, including interviewing multiple sources using appropriate ethical industry standards.
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Media Product (2000 word equivalent) Students work in a team to produce a magazine that adheres to industry standard design principles, and also reflect on their individual and team performance across the semester.
|Other||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|