Media Careers

Unit code: ASN1005 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


In this unit students develop vital skills in planning, developing and gaining employment within the multifaceted media field. The unit focuses on students acquiring skills and knowledge critical for finding employment in the screen media industry, including the development of an industry standard media portfolio and industry contacts. Student will continue to use the foundational skills and knowledge acquired within this unit, to complete an industry placement within the second year of their degree.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Create and maintain a professional online media portfolio demonstrating workplace experience and existing body of work and skills;
  2. Present a professional career plan with reference to existing professional skills, attributes and interests;
  3. Compose job finding resources suited for contemporary screen media workplaces;
  4. Demonstrate effective job preparation and interview presentation skills.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 30%
CV & Career Plan
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 40%
Online Portfolio/Video Show Reel
Assessment type: Other
Grade: 30%
Conduct a job interview roleplay

Required reading

Students will be provided with material on VU Collaborate to support the curriculum.

As part of a course

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