Units of Study

MECO3609 - Critical Practice in Media

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alana Mann


This unit of study is designed to draw together the key elements of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that students have acquired in their media and communications studies. Using historical, cultural and industry-based frameworks and case studies, this unit of study will assist students to better understand the relationship between theory and practice in the field and assist them to become critical practitioners. By the end of the unit, students will be able to identify key debates around the relationship between theory and practice and demonstrate an awareness of how critical thinking and media production are capable of mutually informing each other in practice.


1x1000wd project proposal (20%), 1x5000wd research project (80%)


Readings will be available online through WebCT and/or the Library electronic reserve


1x2-hr seminar/week


(12 junior and 42 senior credit points of MECO units) and (one of WRIT1001, WRIT1002, ENGL1025, ENGL1007)

Additional Information

Available to BA(Media and Comm) and BSc (Media and Comm) students only.

A timetable is not available for this session.
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