Unit Set Structure


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MAAABZ  Broadcasting Major  

This unit set is available in the following courses:

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.  A key characteristic of this unit set is the development of critical appraisal skills, as applied in broadcasting, to varying degrees across all units. Ability to generate ideas is a cornerstone of the major (e.g. editorial decision making, identifying suitable interviewees). Students will examine a wide range of issues and learn to contextualise content for broadcast. Broadcasting is responsive to the news cycle, which may include content associated with the development of cross-cultural and international outlook. This includes addressing indigenous cultural issues.


The Broadcasting major has been developed in consultation with industry. A strong feature of the Broadcasting major is an ongoing relationship with the broadcasting community. This includes continued consultation with broadcast employers and revision of unit content to match industry requirements. All tutors and lecturers are professional broadcasters or journalists. The acquisition of high level oral and written English language knowledge and skills is an essential element of this unit set. Work produced by broadcasting students can provide information to benefit the wider community by being published or broadcast.


The Broadcast major is recommended for students wishing to audition for entry to the intensive vocational training provided in the Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting.


Recommended second majors: Journalism; Film and Video; Public Relations; Mass Communications.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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:
BRO1000 iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills 15
BRO2000 Radio Newsroom 15
JOU2103 Media Law and Ethics 15
BRO2025 Broadcasting Skills 15
BRO2026 Finding Context in Reportage 15
BRO3010 Practical Broadcasting 15
BRO3000 TV Journalism 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
HIS3101 Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
POL2127 Australian Government 15
It is recommended that students intending to study the Broadcasting Major complete the following Foundation Program elective units.
FAV1101 Introduction to Digital Video 15
CMM1204 Writing for Communications 15
PAM1017 Vocal Technique 1 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014