This unit of study introduces students to strategic public relations: the use of effective communication to build mutual understanding and positive relationships between organisations (or individuals) and their publics. Students learn to develop a public relations campaign using appropriate strategies and tactics, and objective measurement metrics. Core topics include: media relations, issues management, crisis communication, communication plans, public relations strategies and ethical practice.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd communication plan (30%), 1x1000wd PR tactics presentation (30%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (30%), tutorial participation (10%)
Available to BA (Media and Comm), BA (Media and Comm/BLaws) students only
18 credit points at 1000 level in Media and CommunicationsProhibitions