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Unit Overview


This unit provides students the opportunity to engage in advanced media production. It enhances students' understanding of media practice and consolidates their knowledge of 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 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 media production, equipping students with knowledge of industry standards and applicable skills in project design, planning and management. This focus upon practical experience is complemented by students' reflective exploration of their professional media practices.

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

Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key creative and organisational principles of media production; (2) formulate and execute an original media project; (3) demonstrate competence in project design, planning and management; and; and (4) reflect upon their media practice..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) production report and (2) production project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Larissa Sexton-Finck
Unit rules
COMM1001 Power, Participation and Meaning
or COMM1002 Cultures, New Media and Communications
and COMM2002 Digital Media
COMM3302 Communications Project
Contact hours
up to 5 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.