Welcome to the Bachelor of Communication FACULTY OF

Welcome to the Bachelor of Communication FACULTY OF

Welcome to the Bachelor of Communication FACULTY OF EDUCATION & ARTS SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Program Information Session | Semester 2, 2019 Acknowledgement of Country Program Convenor Dr Janet Fulton Email: [email protected] Phone: 4921 6923 Office Location: ICT Building Photo goes

here The Program Convenor is the academic staff member with overall responsibility for the management and quality of your program. Contact Janet in for advice on academic matters, including career advice and course recommendations to suit your interests and study plans. Deputy Program Convenor Dr Simon Weaving Email: [email protected] Phone: 4349 4591 Office Location: The Deputy Program Convenor assists

the Program Convenor with academic matters. Photo goes here This Session Meet the Academics Learn some Terminology Understand how the degree program works Get a few tips But first..free Pizza Pizza Lunch WHEN: Midday Monday 25 Feb WHERE: Next to the ICT studio Join us for a sneak peak at the studio, watch some student work, meet some academics - before your first Lecture

Communication Academics Ms. Felicity Biggins Ms. Andrea Cassin Dr. Harry Criticos Dr. Janet Fulton A/Prof Craig Hight A/Prof Susan Kerrigan Dr. Christina Koutsoukos

A/Prof Phillip McIntyre Dr. Michael Meany Dr. Cathie Payne Mr. Ed Reddin Dr. Judith Sandner Ms. Kristi Street Mr. Paul Scott Dr. Simon Weaving

Dr. Deborah Wise Course Coordinator A Course Coordinator is responsible for organising one or more individual courses (subjects). You will have a different Course Coordinator for each course you are enrolled in, and examples of areas for which they are responsible include course content, adverse circumstances, and grades. Program Advisor A Program Advisor has thorough knowledge of a degree program. Your Program Advisor can help you ensure that you are following the requirements and structure of your degree program. You should contact your Program Advisor if you have any administrative enquiries about your degree.

For more info visit newcastle.edu.au/askuon or email P [email protected] Callaghan Chris Keating Phone: 02 4349 4402 Semester Study Load Full-time study = Domestic Students: Enrolled in 30 units or more per semester or enrolled in a total of 60 units or more in that academic year International Students: Enrolled in 40 units per semester Part-time study = Domestic Students: 10 20 units per semester

International Students: Should enroll full-time. Meet with a Student Advisor or visit Student Central if you want to vary your course load Every 10 unit course requires 10 hours study per week Terminology Core Courses = Major = Directed Courses = Elective = compulsory courses completed by everyone studying the program a structured sequence of courses providing specialised knowledge in a particular study area a list of courses within the Bachelor of Communication allowing you to specialise in an area of your choice any unrestricted course in the University

Terminology Lecture = Large group session (1-2 hours) where key content and ideas are introduced, delivered to you by a single lecturer. In these sessions you will be prompted to develop an awareness of larger social issues. Workshop = A medium group session (2-3hrs) where youll be prompted for your reactions, feelings and thoughts on content. Practitioner academics will guide you in critically reflecting on your own values, biases and assumptions Tutorial = Personal Study

(Independent Learning) = A class conducted in smaller groups where your tutor can explain aspects of the lecture and discuss study topics. For every 10 unit course, it is expected that you would undertake up to 10 hours study per week. This includes time spent on assignments, exam preparation, in PASS sessions, as well as regular week to week review and study. Degree Structure the Bachelor of Communication is made up of 240 units Single Major Double Major

most courses are worth 10 units the usual full time load is 4 courses (40 units) per semester 33.33% 33.33% 33.33% 33.33% 33.33% 33.33%

overview Core Courses Code and Title Semester Units CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production 1 10 CMNS1234 Introduction to Communication Theory

1 10 CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication 2 10 CMNS2600 Audience Studies 1 10 CMNS2800 Creative Industries Entrepreneurship

1 10 CMNS2720 Media, Law, Ethics 2 10 CMNS3270 Communication and Discourse 1 10 CMNS3310 Communication, Creativity and Cultural Production

2 10 14 | The University of Newcastle www.newcastle.edu.au Core Courses Coordinators The first year, 1000 Level, Core Courses this Semester are: CMNS1230: Foundations of Media Production Semester 1 (Kristi Street) CMNS1234: Introduction to Communication Theory Semester 1 (Harry Criticos)

Kristi Street Harry Criticos Majors JOURNALISM Write feature articles, get published online, report the news, TV and radio journalism. PUBLIC RELATIONS Develop and organise campaigns, media management, advocacy. MEDIA PRODUCTION Make a TV show, create a short film, design a web site, work in radio, write scripts, and so much more. MEDIA STUDIES Investigate the media through analysis and research.

Electives Things you should consider before choosing Elective courses: Do I want to complete a second major? Do I want to take courses to support my Major or future Career interests? Do I want to develop my skills in certain areas? Do I want to take courses for fun? Do I want to go on Exchange? Program Plan A Program Plan outlines the structure of your degree. It is designed to provide you with an easy to follow plan you can use to check that you are on track with your degree, and help you choose courses that will be appropriate for your program.

n Bachelor of Communicatio SINGLEMAJOR Studyingat Callaghan 22016 2019 Commencingin Semester at any time you wish to are on track to graduate. If ment guide to ensure you remain on track. This Program Plan is an enrol am Advisor to ensure you Progr your from

e advic seek prior vary from this program plan Semester 2 Semester 1 ELECTIVE ELECTIVE ELECTIVE Year 1 CMNS1230

Foundations of Media Production Year 2 Year 3 CMNS2600 Audience Studies CMNS3270 Year 4

Communication and Discourse ProgramPlan Key: 1000 level Introduction to Communication Theory CMNS2720 MAJOR CMNS2800 Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship 3000 level 3000 level =Major Media, Law, Ethics 2000 level MAJOR MAJOR =Core

CMNS1000 Introduction to Digital Communication MAJOR CMNS1234 ELECTIVE 2000/3000 level CMNS3310 Communication, Creativity & Cultural Production

MAJOR ELECTIVE 1000 level MAJOR ELECTIVE 2000 level MAJOR 3000 level MAJOR

3000 level ELECTIVE 2000/3000 level =Electives . ry 2019 and subject to change Information correct as of Februa Program Code: 11496 CRICOS Code: 000326M ELECTIVE

2000/3000 level CRICOS Provider 00109J Are you eligible for credit? If you have studied at another institution you may be eligible for credit. For advice, talk to your Program Advisor Credit information for current students Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) CMNS1000

CMNS1280 How to access your program plan Log into myUON Click the My Details tile See your Program Plan under Program Information Practical Experience The degree offers the opportunity for professional placement to build your academic and professional profile. Scholarships Internships (NBN Television, The Newcastle Herald, ABC Radio Station, The University of Newcastle radio station 2NURFM, Foxtel, Channel 7) Work experience with credit towards the degree

These placements frequently lead to offers of employment. Bachelor of Communication Blackboard site is regularly updated with opportunities. Degree Opportunities International Opportunities All students - Study Abroad/Exchange Study at a University or Institution overseas Completing with Distinction Students who complete their Bachelor of Communication program with a Distinction or above average (GPA of 6.0 or higher), will have this achievement recognised by being awarded their degree With Distinction. Honours There is the opportunity to do an extra year of study where you can conduct your own research in a field of interest related to your Major. Prizes Students can win annual prizes for the best work in journalism, media production and PR Opportunities at UON Scholarships

Lots of scholarships available e.g. New Colombo Plan (worth up to $67,000!). International Leadership Experience and Development (ILEAD) Program Build skills in leadership, international awareness, social responsibility and employability Student Clubs & Societies e.g. Amnesty International; Environment Club; International Youth and Students for Social Equality; Communication Society (Check out the Facebook Page) UONline (Blackboard) uonline.newcastle.edu.au There is an online Blackboard site for all students in the Bachelor of Communication Each course has a Blackboard page. Course outlines, study materials and assessments can be accessed here. Visit this site regularly to check on program information, updates, program key contacts and help with your studies. All communication from Blackboard,

teaching staff, programs & timetabling is via your UON email. Be sure to check it regularly. UONCapture uonline.newcastle.edu.au UONCapture is the University's platform for recording classes and other teaching resources. Timetabled lectures conducted in equipped classrooms will be recorded. To access these recordings, please log into UONline and visit your course site. Then, click the UONCapture link at the bottom of your course menu to access recordings. The ICT Building (Information Communication Technology) Five Macintosh computer labs running professional production software. A TV studio and a Sound/Radio studio. 12 Dual Screen video and audio editing suites.

Video cameras, still cameras, sound recording gear, lights, dollies, Steadicam rigs all of which you can borrow. New Space Some courses are at NewSpace Check Blackboard for details Shuttle buses run between campuses When do tutorials and lectures start? Most Lectures Start in week 1 Monday Feb 25 (Pizza Day) Most Tutorials start in Week 2

Monday 4 March FAQS Can I enrol part-time? Yes, you can, but you need to be aware that there is a maximum completion time of 8 years. All students must complete their program within this time frame. It is advised that you complete 20 units per semester to ensure that you will stay on schedule. Please seek advice from Program Convenor/program Advisor before dropping courses or changing to part-time. What if I need to take a semester off? Students can apply for this in their myHub portal, called a Leave of Absence. You can receive up to 12 months (2 Semesters) leave without additional approval. What if I have personal circumstances such as illness that means I cant submit my assignments on time? Students can apply online for Adverse Circumstances through MyUON. Can I change my enrolment in the first few weeks of semester? Yes, you can add any new courses to your enrolment up until the end of the 2nd week of semester. You can drop any courses in myHub by the HECS census date.

Census Date: Friday Week 4 23rd August A FEW TIPS What to expect in your first semester: Sarah Parker Bradley Cook Are there any questions? Whats On Next: Meet your Program Convenor and Program Advisor to ask any questions 12:30pm 2pm Lunch: Bar on The Hill

1pm 3pm Campus Tours: from Bar on the Hill 2pm 4pm Our Shout and Entertainment: Bar on the Hill All the best for next week Just believe in yourself. Even if you dont, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will. Venus Williams

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