International Media Collaboration

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COMM2539 International Media Collaboration


Bohol Island, The Philippines


February 5 – 19, 2015

About the study tour

Media and communication is a global practice that rewards practitioners who know what it means to work in another country and its culture, and one who can navigate and take the advantage of the surprising differences to be found.

This field trip takes place in an emerging Asian nation, to allow students to tap into the growing consensus that Asia will be the developmental powerhouse of the 21st Century. Students will gain first-hand experience about what it means to work and live in an Asian country.

This postgraduate coursework option offers students an exciting adventure in global media and communication that includes:

  • Working with a number of clients on Bohol Island to produce media and communications projects that meet a diverse range of needs. (For example; marketing videos, websites, documentaries, music recording, social media, product design, marketing campaigns and communications strategies.)
  • Explore the idea of making ethical media, and socially engaged media, which directly and positively impacts the lives of people in poor communities.
  • Be placed in a leadership role to plan, design, produce and publish projects on behalf of your clients, develop skills in cross-cultural sensitivity, and experience a lifestyle very different from that in Australia.
  • Experience what it means to be a global practitioner and develop strategies that can kick-start your international career.
  • Produce a more personal creative project.

The field trip is an option in COMM2539 International Media Collaboration, a course offered by the Master of Media. Postgraduate students from other Masters programs may be able to take the course as elective (subject to negotiation).

Tour features

  • Accommodation will be at Anda Cove Resort, Anda, Bohol, and Ocean Suites (TBC), Baclayon, Bohol. These are both sea-front properties and the accommodation is roughly 4 star quality. The main town on Bohol, Tagbilaran offers most Western facilities.
  • Bohol offers a range of tourist activity, and students will have some recreational time. The tour will incorporate some sight-seeing on days off, including a possible daytrip to a volcano island.
  • Possible briefing from Australian Embassy staff in Manila, subject to demand.
  • There is a cultural festival in Bohol in February.


The total costs will be roughly $2500 including airfares, meals, accommodation and local travel (possibly less).

Further information

Tour leader: Jenny Weight is the Program Manager of the Master of Media and course coordinator of COMM2539 International Media Collaboration.

Students will be selected on a competitive basis. Meetings about the field trip will be held in the second half of semester 2, 2014. Please contact Jenny Weight immediately if you are interested.

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Jenny Weight