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COMM3002 Media Production Project

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Communication and Media Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
This unit concentrates upon advanced media production. It enhances students' understanding of media practice and consolidates their knowledge of the contemporary media and creative industries. The unit provides students with an experiential learning environment in which they sharpen the skills and knowledge needed to produce a professional media project. Students undertake a supervised, collaborative, studio-based work, creating a project that will conform to public showcase standards and ultimately become a part of their portfolio. The unit focuses upon the professional development of the critical, creative, self-reflective and participatory tools required to excel in the field of media production, equipping students with knowledge of industry standards and applicable skills in project design, planning and management. This focus upon a practical media production experience and is complemented by students' reflective exploration of their professional media practices.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key debates within scholarship about various media technologies and forms; (2) critically assess the communicative value and/or properties of their chosen medium ; (3) review the relationship between theory and practice; (4) use digital media software; (5) independently formulate, plan and execute an original digital media project; (6) explain the theoretical or research significance of a practical production work in the form of a written argument; and (7) work collaboratively with peers to facilitate dialogue in a classroom setting.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) production report and (2) production project. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Katarina Damjanov
Unit rules
COMM1001 Power, Participation and Meaning (ID 813) Or COMM1002 Cultures, New Media and Communications (ID 814)
COMM3302 Communications Project
Contact hours
up to 5 hours per week
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.