Course Title: Produce Writings - Journalism

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Produce Writings - Journalism

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 105.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course looks at the skills and knowledge required for working as a freelance print journalist as you plan, draft, edit and pitch your written articles.
The course helps you to cultivate a critical awareness of appropriate language, style, and word length for a range of media publications. You discuss contemporary issues in the media and analyse a broad range of material from various publications

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, the competency Produce Writings –Journalism is delivered and assessed alongside the following competencies:
CUVCOR03A: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
CUVCOR11A: Source information on history and theory and apply to own work
CUSRAD01A: collect and organise information

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Journalism


1. Analyse the purpose of the writing task

2. Investigate the scope of the writing task

3. Plan the writing task

4. Create the writing task

5. Realise the writing task

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to plan, draft, edit and pitch articles for a range of publications.

    Overview of Assessment

    Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.