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Media Studies Project

Overview of the unit

Unit code: MDA30005
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to bring together the theory and practice of creating content for media publications, and to provide students with experience of planning and implementing a media project from concept to publication. Students (individually or in groups) are expected to undertake a media project chosen from a selection of available projects or negotiated with academic staff (eg. student newspaper – both hardcopy and online, working with community groups to produce weblogs and community forums, developing content for local radio).

Content

  • Topics will be included from the following:
  • Planning a media project, including traditional print media, online media, video
  • Managing a media project
  • Content strategy concerns
  • Understanding narrative structures
  • Writing for Blogs (Vlogs), web features, audio and print
  • Graphical content inclusion