Media Interviews

Course code CMNS2060Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Examines a number of strategies required to interpret, analyse and produce media interviews across a range of programs and media platforms. Media Interviews concentrates on the preparation, presentation and production of the interview in both traditional and new media. It analyses the form of the interview in spoken word and visual media, and examines how the way the interview is conducted changes across a range of media and entertainment texts. This course provides students with the opportunity to research, write, record and produce recorded interviews and in the process develop interpersonal and media communication skills.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesA student undertaking this course at its conclusion will be able to:

1. Apply theories of communication and informing disciplines to practical problems.

2. Study, analyse and interpret current media interview practice.

3. Produce well-researched, effective and relevant media interviews.

4. Apply digital recording and production skills to produce and present media interviews.
Content1. Why interview?

2. Researching your topic

3. Preparing for the interview

4. Asking Questions

5. Listening to Answers

6. Live-to-air interviews

7. Pre-recorded and edited interviews

8. Telephone and remote interviews

9. Interpersonal communication and transactions

10. Recording and production of interviews.
Replacing Course(s)CMNS3460 - Media Interviewing
TransitionStudents who have passed CMNS3460 cannot count CMNS2060 for credit.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCMNS1230, CMNS1280, or CMNS1290 or an equivalent competency to apply an introductory level of understanding of communication theory.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), B Communication and associated combined degree programs.
Compulsory Program ComponentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication and associated combined degree programs.