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Photo and Video Journalism (MCC267)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Description Students will be exposed to the challenge of using still and moving images to tell real stories. Students will learn the conventions and techniques of documentary photography, and the contemporary processes of digital reproduction, in readiness to apply them for publication in the newsroom production unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Distinguish the roles of photo and video journalism in the media landscape.
2. Produce video stories for the web, in that they can research, shoot, write and cut material for video packages.
3. Select and present stories appropriate for video or stills production.
4. Demonstrate basic technical proficiency in non-linear video editing and DSLR Camera operation for stills and video.
5. Work autonomously as a photo and or video journalist.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites PHO124 Photography I; MCC104 Introduction to Journalism or EGL114 Introduction to Creative Arts.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Andrew Porter
Lecturer in Journalism

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2534
e: A.Porter@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.041 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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