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Media and Communication - unit set code MJ-AU00008

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Media and communication is the world's fastest growing industry and is an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic, and social change. Much of the recent explosion in the stock of human knowledge is linked with developments in media and communication. Students will address issues and events in the industry at national and international level.

Note: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major.


Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning  ***

Trimester 2
ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media  

Select 6 credit points with at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Levels 2 and 3

Trimester 1
AAM219 Contemporary Australian Cinema  ***

ALC208 Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries  

ALC209 Screening Contemporary Masculinities  

ALR276 Ethical Communication and Citizenship  

ASC346 Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture  

Trimester 2

AAM220 Cinemas and Cultures  

ALC201 Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications  

ALC215 Globalisation and the Media  

ALC314 Advertising: Designing Desires  *

ALC320 Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects  *


Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3

ALC313 Media and Communication Internship  **



Trimester 3
Note: The following unit may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

ALC383 Communicating the City  


* ALC314, ALC320  offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only. There will be no face to face teaching.
** ALC313 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

*** ALC101, AAM219 also offered on at Burwood (Melbourne) only in trimester 3

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