MDIA 3343 - Journalism Capstone
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MDIA 3343 Course Journalism Capstone Coordinating Unit Media Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 3 contact hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MDIA 2338 and MDIA 3333 Course Description This course will allow students to undertake a journalism `passion project? in which they explore different ideas around journalism production, theory and practice. Students will produce a piece of journalism by choosing their own medium, approach and style. They will then reflect on this production, and what their particular project adds to and says about journalism today. The course will provide students with cutting edge journalism practice skills while situating their work in wider theoretical debates around best practice and the future of journalism.
Course Coordinator: Dr John BudarickDr John Budarick
Dr Kathryn Bowd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesGain practical experience producing journalism through different platforms
Understand anf reflect on different approaches to and styles of journalism
Develop a critical, theoretically informed approach to journalism practice
Synthesis different sets o data and information into a coherent project
Engage in critical self-reflection
Produce high quality academic work to a deadline
Produce work to industry standard
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
4 5 6 7
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
4 5 6 7
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesAll required content will be made available in the My Uni page for the ocurse
Recommended ResourcesRecommended resources will be provided through the course My Uni page
Online LearningCourse content, including some lecture and tutorial material will be delivered online. Other material will also be posted online on the My uni site for the course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesCourse content will be delivered both face to face and online. A 3 houweekly workshop.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Weekly workshop - 3hours per week
Workshop preperation - 3 hours per week
Assignment preperation - 3 hours per week
Learning Activities Summary3 hour weekly workshop
Specific Course RequirementsCompletion of MDIA 2338 and MDIA 3333 are pre-requisites
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Summaryproject Proposal 20%
Major project 40%
Project reflection 30%
Seminar presentation 10%
Assessment Related RequirementsAssessment is based o a major project of industry standard
No information currently available.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
- LinkedIn Learning
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.