Units of Study

MECO3609 - Critical Practice in Media

Semester 2, 2013  |  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 via the Library electronic reserve.


1x2-hr seminar/week


12 junior and 42 senior credit points from MECO units and 6 credit points from either MECO1002, WRIT1001, WRIT1002, ENGL1025 or ENGL1007. Note: Students enrolling from 2010 should plan to take MECO1002 as per degree regulations

Additional Information

available to BA(Media and Comm) and BA (Media and Comm)/BLaws students only.


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