Media Content Creation

JOU10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

Aims and objectives

Media Content Creation introduces students to digital non-fiction story development skills for professional media purposes and social media dissemination across a range of platforms. This unit will demonstrate how to create and edit non-fiction stories for media-related industries through the capturing of audio, video and photographic material. Students will establish and develop an online portfolio and learn how to establish a related professional social media identity in order to promote their work.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply key audio and video concepts essential to media content creation;
2. Demonstrate the role of sound and vision in telling non-fiction stories through various media and communications platforms;
3. Utilise both mobile device and industry standard software and equipment to create non-fiction media content
4. Implement audio, video and photographic output for publication
5. Create an online portfolio and professional social media identity to highlight and promote creative output.

Courses with unit

BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-LAWMCMN* Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-DESMCMN* Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMPROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)