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UPC5012 Generating Social Media

8W Teaching Period 3, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Requisites

Enrolment is not permitted if PCM5000 has been previously completed

Overview

Providing audiences with engaging text is a chief aim of effective communication providers, who use many tools and techniques in order to achieve this, from captivating headlines, interesting story leads, and an inverted pyramid structure that prioritises the information from most important to least important. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that all communication providers keep in mind the purpose of their task: to reach, maintain and grow audience. Communication providers use a variety of ways to achieve this, through the use of good design, engaging long and short form editorial, producing multimedia and packaging content.

In this minicourse students will develop an insight into the importance of knowing the audience, as well as strategies to gain a genuine understanding of their needs, motivations and expectations, and the skills to craft effective communications across a range of digital and print platforms.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see PCM5000 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. apply specialist technical knowledge to design a professional communication package suitable to your context, drawing on effective communication and design principles (PCM5000 LO1, 3);
  2. apply appropriate technical skills and theory suitable for a professional context and purpose to a specific target audience (PCM5000 LO1, 3).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Understanding your audience 25.00
2. Conducting an audience analysis 25.00
3. Audience strategies 25.00
4. Communicating with content 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Assessment 1 100
Date printed 27 June 2022