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Current opportunities for organisations

Short promotional videos
Logo Design
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, Content Creation for Media, 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 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 for 2020 should be submitted by March 31.

Short Promotional videos

How do we apply?

If you would like to participate in 2nd semester 2020, please answer these questions and email your response to Alice Dodd by July 7, 2019.

  • 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 6 to 8 minute documentary. These might be of social, cultural (including popular culture) or historical significance to SA or even a local area within SA. They could showcase what your organisation does and be used for promotional purposes. 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 July 27th, 2020. Your organisation would need to pitch what they do and their documentary idea to the students at the students' lecture on Monday 24th August 4 - 5pm. The students work in small groups and have approximately 5 weeks to research, shoot and edit the film. A draft of the students' 7 minute documentary is due during the week beginning 12th October, with the final cut due on Monday November 2nd. 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. Please indicate whether the students require Working with Children checks.

How do we apply?

Please answer these questions in a 1-2 page brief and email your response to Alice Dodd by COB July 13, 2020.

  • 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?


Web Design and Development is a second year course in which students work with clients to design and develop a website. The final website is created using Wordpress 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 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 27th 2020. The first step is to provide a folder of files and images you might want to include in the website by July 13th. You will need provide further ideas for design and content, any logos and images by week 3 (August 10), semester 2. The student will require timely feedback via email or SLACK during the semester, which continues to early November. Technologies such as Zoom and Skype may be used for communication. Three events for students and organisations will be hosted at the Magill Campus on Wednesday 12 - 1pm, 5th August, 26th August and 28th October. It is strongly recommended that local organisations attend these. The website may not be ready for public launching until late January 2021. If you would like further information please contact Alice Dodd at or phone 8302 4683. To apply directly, please complete and submit the application. Applications submitted after July 6th will be considered for other courses and the following semester.

Logo design

If your organisation needs digital or print materials for promotional purposes, this may be suitable for you.

Digital Design Essentials is a first year course which covers the Adobe suite of software including Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, and teaches students to develop engaging design materials for both print and digital platforms. Students are asked to choose a real or imagined company to design and logo and marketing brochure for, across the semester. This can work very well in conjunction with the Web design course, in creating a suite of digital and print materials that can promote the organisation.

To apply, please fill in the application form and include the website address if there is one and ideas about colour and imagery. You will be contacted for further information such as any current logo. Apply by July 6th 2020.

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 twelve 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 and/or media outlet 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 communication 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;
  • A media release on a newsworthy topic related to the non-profit organisation and/or sponsorship agreement.

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 2020:

  • A short 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, social media pages etc)
  • One meeting and Q&A session with students to brief them on your organisation in early 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 20th, 2020 – A one or two sentence summary of why a sponsorship proposal would benefit your organisation and/or event would also be appreciated.