Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

Year

2011

Course Code

103510

Version

2

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

JN1001:03   The Journalist and Society

JN1005:03   Writing Convergent Stories

NM1201:03   Photographic Capture

NM1202:03   The Digitised Image

NM1600:03   Digital Music Media

Plus

NM1401:03   Introduction to Graphic Design

or

NM1402:03   Design for Media Communication

Level 2

JN2021:03    Writing Convergent Stories 2

JN2300:03   Media Law

JN2301:03   Introduction to Broadcast Journalism

NM2203:03   Digital Storytelling

Level 3

JN3012:03   Media Editing

JN3102:03   Radio Documentaries

JN3104:03   Video Journalism

JN3300:03    Industry Internship

JN3303:03   Ethics in Journalism

JN3304:03   Investigative Features

JN3305:03   Multimedia Production

NM3200:03   Photojournalism

Options

NM2301:03   Introduction to Web Designs

or

NM2600:03   Music and Sound Media

PLUS

NM3401:03   Interactive Media Design

or

NM3610:03   Digital Music Technology

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .

Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

This course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not applicable