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Media Industry Seminar

2014 unit code: MDA60008 (formerly HAM419)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Duration1 Semester
Contact hours2 Hours per Week

Related course(s)

A core unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications),Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications).

Aims and objectives

The aim of this subject is to introduce students to a variety of media industry professionals from a range of fields in order to educate them about the kinds of employment opportunities available in the media professions. Students will also participate in professional networking opportunities as part of this subject.

Teaching methods



Interview and Report 60%, Participation 40%

Generic skills outcomes

Students are expected to develop a number of graduate attributes, resulting in graduates who are:

  • Capable in their chosen professional areas.
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community.
  • Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
  • Adaptable and manage change.
  • Aware of local and international environments.


Students will attend weekly seminars presented by professionals working in the media industries. Presenters are drawn from a range of areas including multimedia and online production, content management, journalism, the film, television and radio industries and independent/freelance production. As well as participating in the seminars, students are required to research and conduct an interview with an industry professional from a field of their choice. The interview is then presented as a finished media product in the form of a report, radio or video interview or website.

Reading materials

Renner, C., Jobs in the Media, Port Melbourne: Echidna Books, 2003
Artshub database,