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Current opportunities for organisations

Short promotional videos

Websites
Review and plan for websites and social media
Short documentary films
Professional sponsorship proposals



Review and plan for websites and social media presence

Students completing the course second year course, News and Social Media Connections, will conduct a review and critique of your website and social media presence,write a design and content brief for a new site and prepare a social media strategy. If you would like to apply for this please email alice.dodd@unisa.edu.au Please include the name of your organisation and a link to your current website and social media sites. Please outline what you would like to achieve through web presence, your intended audience and any other information you think would be useful. Applications close March 31st 2018.

Short promotional videos

The opportunity

Our first year media arts students can create a one to three minute promotional video production which includes music, voiceover, interviews and titles for your organisation. This could showcase what your organisation does, promote volunteering for the organisation, or demonstrate something you have achieved. It can be placed on Youtube and your website.

What are the project timelines and what’s involved?

In order to participate, you will need to be able to provide information and feedback to the student by specific dates. The research phase will be between the 5th March and 26th March. The student will be required to research your requirements and the production during this period. This would involve either meeting with the student for an hour or so and/or email communication. The production phase will be between the 26th March and the 16th April. This would involve the student collecting or taking photographs, recording voiceovers and interviews and producing a simple music track if required. You may provide materials such as photographs, music and logos, however the student is encouraged to take photographs for the final production. You would need to approve the inclusion of all materials by the 30th April. The student will be editing the video between the 30th April and the 20th May. It will then be assessed by their tutor and made available to you by mid-June.

How do we apply?

If you would like to participate, please answer these questions and email your response to Alice Dodd by February 12th 2018.

  • Your name and contact details:
  • The name and contact details of the key contact who will work with the student:
  • Brief description of the organisation and its activities:
  • What are your aims for the video?
  • What is the key message in the video?
  • Who is the intended audience of the video?
  • Do you have a website for your organisation?
  • If so, what is the website address/ URL?
  • Do you have any already existing photographs, music, logos, style guidelines (colours, fonts).
  • Is there any additional information you feel is relevant?

Please note that students would be selecting this option on a voluntary basis so participation for this semester is not guaranteed. However your application will be retained for the following year.

Short documentary films

Documentary Film is a second-year course offered as part of the Bachelor of Media Arts which focuses on the conventional documentary form and the development of strong factual storytelling skills, high production values and the presentation of content in a clear and engaging way. Students are required to produce a 3 minute documentary and a 7 minute documentary. These must be of social, cultural (including popular culture) or historical significance to SA or even a local area within SA. The definition is quite loose but corporate or promotional videos do not qualify. If your organisation has a story to tell about a person, historical event or development that is of interest to the broader community this may be suitable for you.

What are the project timelines and what's involved?

Semester begins February 26th, 2018. The students' 3 minute documentary needs to be ready by April 20st and their 7 minute documentary by June 4, 2018. Your organisation would need to be prepared to provide content, access to locations or people and feedback on ideas in a timely manner. You would also need to cover any expenses if the student is required to travel.

How do we apply?

Please answer these questions in a 1-2 page brief and email your response to Alice Dodd by COB February 12th 2018

  • The name of the organisation:
  • Your name and contact details:
  • The name and contact details of the key contact who will work with the student:
  • Brief description of the organisation and its activities:
  • What are your aims for the documentary?
  • What is the central story in the documentary?
  • Who is the intended audience of the documentary?
  • Do you have any already existing photographs, footage or sound you would like to include?
  • Is there any additional information you feel is relevant?

Semester 2 Opportunities

Websites

Interactive Web Design is a second year course in which students work with clients to design and develop a website. The final website is created using Word Press software so that it is relatively easy for community organisation members to edit and update. The website can be hosted by the University at no cost to the organisation on www.communitywebs.org for three years. Training sessions for community organisation members in editing their websites are run each semester.

What are the project timelines and what's involved?

If your organisation is deemed appropriate by the Course Coordinator you will need to be available to meet with the student and exchange information and ideas from July 23rd 2018. The first step is to provide a folder of files and images you might want to include in the website by July 9th. You will need provide further ideas for design and content, any logos and images by week 3, semester 2. The student will require timely feedback via email during the semester which continues to early November. The website may not be ready for public launching until late January 2019. If you would like further information please contact Alice Dodd at Alice.Dodd@unisa.edu.au or phone 8302 4683. To apply directly, please complete and submit the application by June 26, 2018.

 

Professional sponsorship proposals

About the course

Communication Management in Practice is a third-year course offered as part of the BA (Communication & Media) and BA (Marketing & Communication) programs. The course is designed to equip students with the skills required in contemporary communication management, and to introduce them to critical business functions, organisational culture and leadership, as well as common tactical skills required of the early career practitioner. The Course Coordinator and Lecturer for this course is Ms Rebecca Somerfield. Rebecca has taught in the Communication and Media program at UniSA for the past seven years and also has extensive public relations industry experience.

The opportunity

In their third assignment students are required to develop a professional sponsorship proposal on behalf of a non-profit organisation or event. It would be extremely beneficial to students if they were able to perform this task on behalf of a ‘real-life’ client and, as such, we are keen to hear from non-profit organisations that would like to have a sponsorship proposal prepared on their behalf.

The sponsorship proposal will identify which company/s and/or media outlets that the non-profit organisation should approach for sponsorship and will be tailored to the corporate goals and identity of the organisation.

Specifically, the sponsorship proposal will include:

  • An overview of your organisation/event, including its goals, history and target publics;
  • Specific objectives of the proposed sponsorship agreement;
  • An explanation of how the proposed sponsorship agreement reflects the target organisation’s objectives, brand identity, corporate social responsibility agenda and target publics;
  • The amount (cash or in-kind) that the organisation is seeking from the sponsor;
  • The benefits to the potential sponsor (including tangible and non-tangible benefits);
  • An overview of how the relationship could be promoted and a summary of what evaluation techniques will be used;
  • Two pieces of tactical material promoting the organisation or event to be sponsored, such as an advertorial, media release, brochure copy or other suitable item.

What are the project timelines and what's involved?

If your organisation is deemed appropriate by the Course Coordinator, you will need to provide the following by mid-August 2017:

  • A written brief on your organisation and/or event, its goals, sponsorship history and the objectives of the potential sponsorship program. (2-3 pages is adequate)
  • Access to your organisation’s website, newsletters and any other relevant materials (brochures, annual reports etc)
  • One meeting and Q&A session with students to brief them on your organisation. (To be held in early to mid-October.) This session would be recorded and stored on the course website for use by external students who are unable to attend the meeting.Subsequent questions would be fielded through the course coordinator.

What will the organisation will receive at the end of the project?

A professionally presented sponsorship proposal provided in electronic format, enabling you to adapt to potential sponsors as required. (All proposals that receive a Distinction or higher grade will be provided to the organisation.) Final proposals will be provided to the organisation by late November/early December.

How do we apply?

Please email Alice Dodd by July 7, 2017 – alice.dodd@unisa.edu.au A one or two sentence summary of why a sponsorship proposal would benefit your organisation and/or event would also be appreciated.