COMM 0015 Communication Practices (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Description What does it mean to be a communication professional in the digital age? In this unit students will explore the various study and career options available to them in communication industries. They will engage with a range of skills and practices to boost their success in later units and to start thinking and working like a communication professional. Engaging in a case study of an Australian media professional and developing a professional profile of their own ensures that students can identify and develop their own strengths relevant to their communication journey.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Communicate ideas and information in a style appropriate to an academic setting.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of study and career pathways in communication industries.
  3. Identify and use tools to create a personal brand related to professional practice.
  4. Use visual communication software to articulate a creative concept.

Subject Content

- Introduction to study skills and how to succeed at university.
- Building research skills.
- Practical skills in Adobe Suites and inDesign.
- Presentation skills using digital software.
- Practice with story boarding for narration purposes.
- Building awareness of the career and education pathways within the communication and media industries.
- Creating a personal brand.
- Introduction to design concepts in relation to communication practice.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 4 tasks of 250 words or equivalent each 40 N Individual
Presentation 3-5 mins 20 N Individual
Case Study 500 words 20 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Chantal Rozairo Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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