Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Digital CommunicationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102518.1

Discipline: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Kristen Marshall


Equivalent Units
102058 - Digital and Social Media Communications

Incompatible Units
101942 - Digital and Social Media Communication , 101828 - Advertising: Digital Media

Prerequisite
100706 Advertising: An Introduction OR 100212 Public Relations Theory and Practice AND 102056 Communication Strategies

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 80 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Gwyneth Howell  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Ming Diao  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit covers the theory and practice of social/digital media (SDM) for marketing and communication in a variety of business, advertising and public relations agency contexts. It provides an introduction to the areas of strategy, creative writing and media planning for SDM. It examines trends and issues surrounding the usage of SDM and application and development of practical and tactical tools. Case studies and examples are used to demonstrate best practices. Students develop a major project where they demonstrate appropriate and professional usage of SDM strategies and tactics in a marketing communication context.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
vUWS site and use only online readings. This unit requires interactions in a range of digital media including Hoot Suite, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest etc., further lectures will be provided online


Courses
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1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
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1707.4Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1819.2Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1819.3Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
2752.5Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2752.6Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2786.2Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
2786.3Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6007.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
6007.2Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
6009.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
6011.1Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CONTINUING
6011.2Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)CURRENT
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6037.2Diploma in Business/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT


Specialisations

M1121.1AdvertisingCURRENT
M1122.1Public RelationsCURRENT
SM1122.1Public RelationsCURRENT
SM1123.1AdvertisingCURRENT
SM1125.1Advertising StudiesCURRENT




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