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Broadcasting Major  

The Broadcasting major provides an introduction to contemporary broadcast media, including conventional radio and television as well as web-based and mobile technologies. The content equips graduates with key concepts, skills, attitudes and values required by broadcasters in the digital age. Students will examine a wide range of issues and learn to contextualise content for broadcast.


The Broadcasting major has been developed in consultation with industry, and is recommended for students wishing to audition for entry to the intensive vocational training provided in the WAAPA Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students may commence Level Two units of their Major in the first and second semesters of enrolment.
Select 105 credit points (7 compulsory units) from the following:
BRO2025 Broadcasting Skills 15
BRO2026 Finding Context in Reportage 15
CMM2103 Media Law and Ethics 15
JOU2114 Radio Newsroom 15
BRO3010 Practical Broadcasting 15
JOU3204 Television Journalism 15
POL3127 Australian Government 15
Plus select 15 credit points (1 unit) from the following, or contact the course coordinator for unit selection advice
BRO3106 Sports Broadcasting 15
CMM3104 Professional Placement 1 15
JOU3110 Freelance Journalism 15
CMM3108 Independent Study Unit 15
HIS3101 Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
It is recommended that students intending to study the Broadcasting Major complete the following Foundation Program elective units.
Select 45 credit points (3 units):
BRO1020 Broadcasting and the New Media Landscape 15
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video 15
CMM1104 Writing for the Media 15
Plus select 15 credit points (1 unit) from the following:
CMM1107 Creative Thinking 15
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011