Writing for Social and Mobile Media

MDA70001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours face to face + blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

The unit allows students to develop practical writing skills that are applicable to social and mobile media platforms. Students will be equipped to produce content for mobile and social media applications, and will understand the parameters for content creation on small screens, social media, tablet apps, micromedia outputs, citizen and mobile creative and journalistic works.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate issues in social and mobile media content creation, strategy and audience engagement;
2. Compare and discuss the strategic professional practices of writing for social and mobile media with other media production projects;
3. Demonstrate research and conceptual skills for strategy and production processes in creating mobile and social media content;
4. Apply social and mobile media strategies and conventions to the evaluation and production of written and production content;