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Unit of study_

MECO1004: Introduction to Media Production

This unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of media production. It combines a holistic investigation of contemporary media practices with an exploratory first-hand account of media production techniques. Students will have the opportunity to create mixed media production using a variety of technologies. They will create a major media piece by the end of the semester and will also reflect critically on their practice.

Code MECO1004
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate proficiency in theories of communication, media production, audience and connectivity
  • LO2. identify the foundational principles of media design and participation
  • LO3. demonstrate basic skills in conceptual media production (audio, video, design, writing, social media and publishing) across multiple platforms
  • LO4. demonstrate the basic skills for social media production
  • LO5. demonstrate the capacity to identify and apply ethical standards in producing media texts, forms and environments.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.