Undergraduate | LTU-JRN3MMJ | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply storytelling principles across different media.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using audio, video, text and web-based publishing software and hardware to effectively capture and edit content for storytelling.
- Evaluate a story and select the right media to tell it.
- Research a story, including sourcing appropriate interview subjects, archival materials, and conduct interviews
- Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical challenges of publishing across platforms, especially copyright and defamation, demonstrated in the stories produced in assessment.
- Locate and accessing technical documentation about publishing platforms, facilitating lifelong learning.
- Feature Writing
- Media Research
- Digital Media
Journalism graduates are increasingly expected to be jacks and jills of all trades, and masters of combining them. In this subject, you will build skills in multimedia storytelling. You will be creating an online multimedia feature story, incorporating text, video, audio, photography and data visualisation, using a range of platforms. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation. These classes may fall in business hours.
- Pitch for multimedia package (800 words equivalent) In-class presentation and written component. (20%)
- Interactive elements assignment (1600 words equivalent) A set of interactive elements that will be used in the final multimedia package. (30%)
- Multimedia package (1600 words equivalent) The finished multimedia package, an in-class presentation, and a personal reflection on the process. (50%)
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Pre-requisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of either JRN, MAC or MIN subjects at level 2.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed JRN5MMJ (Multimedia Studies) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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