COMM602 – Feature Writing

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Module code
COMM602
Module title
Feature Writing
Prescription
To enable students to develop practical and theoretical knowledge to produce topical feature writing for a variety of media platforms.
Programmes
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
  • CO0005
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
64
Self directed hours
86
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, portfolio, tutorials,
lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips,
critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse relationships between media platforms and content
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of feature writing
3. Produce feature writing in an appropriate professional context
Content
• Topical reviews and feature writing
• Relevant codes and conventions
• Contextual research
• Professional tools and practice
Assessment Criteria
Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
A list of recommended resources is provided in the course outline