Critical Practice in Media (MECO3609)


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. It aims to assist students to consolidate their critical understanding of and engagement with the multidisciplinary field of communication studies and the multidimensional field of media practices. Students will identify key debates around the relationship between theory and practice and demonstrate an awareness of how critical thinking and media production are capable of informing each other in practice.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

36 Senior credit points from Media and Communications

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.