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Media Analysis and Buying (9120.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



    Unit Outlines

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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (176534) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (170843) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (161836) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (155007) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141281) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145673) - View

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    This unit provides students with up-to-date media training, explains the basics of media practice, and the processes and terminology used. It also explores the variety of media options available, develops skills in problem solving and strategic decision-making, and details the components of the media planning process. The Media Federation of Australia provides teaching support for this Unit with latest materials, software and guest lectures.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Understand media industry dialogue, its operation, terminology, objectives and communication goals and understand how to solve media math exercises;

    2. Discuss the broad media landscape, review communication channel selection, and explain the research metrics employed in determining an effective media schedule;

    3. Analyse and experiment with target audience analysis, using a variety of media research tools to best meet the objectives set for a client brief; and

    4. Examine and relate knowledge gained from implementation planning and media buying to the post analysis and media review process.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to three hours per week





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 8138 Media Planning and Buying

    Equivalent Units

    8138 Media Planning and Buying

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