Course Title: Production Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Project 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2323

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

COMM2323

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Seth Keen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3017

Course Coordinator Email:seth.keen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 9.4.43

Course Coordinator Availability: email for a time


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have an introductory knowledge of applied research skills relevant to professional practice.

You should have a basic knowledge of industry structures, professional roles and production techniques used in either the television or radio industries (successful completion of COMM-2249 TV2 or COMM-2252 Radio 2). You should also have completed COMM-2322 Production Project 1.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerquisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.


Course Description

Production Project 2 is a third year course in the professional stream of the Bachelor of Communication (Media) degree. It is designed to build on the knowledge and skills you have developed in the second year courses.

Production Project 2 is focused you working either as individuals or collaboaratively, producing and completing a project within a studio setting. These projects will reflect the range of creative and critical skills, industry knowledge, theoretical understanding and media production capabilities you have developed throughout your degrees.

On completion of your projects, you will organise the presentation of your work to the public in appropriate forms.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Initiate, produce and evaluate media projects and be able to adapt your practice in a complex and changing world
  • Reflect upon, direct and evaluate your own learning
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study


Upon successful completing of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced and specialised technical and production skills;
  • Effectively respond to the complex requirements of an industry brief;
  • Apply skills in the presentation of your media production work to peers
  • Reflect, analyse and critique your own and your peers professional practice;
  • Effectively collaborate within a creative production team;
  • Research and articulate knowledge of creative, academic and industry frameworks through which your production projects can be understood;
  • Identify, analyse and outline problems and solutions relevant to their media practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

As a Year 3 / Semester 2 course, learning activities in Production Project 2 will be primarily student-driven and project-based.

You will engage in the individually selected production studios. Teaching staff of these studios will support your production activities as ’supervisors’.

Regular sessions will be held for students and staff to critique projects as they progress, discussing creative, theoretical, logistical and collaborative issues relevant to the effective realisation of the work.

You will be required to complete projects in time to organise the presentation of their work to the public.


Overview of Learning Resources

Extensive use of resources from the School of Media & Communication Technical Store, radio edit suites, video edit suites and the computer labs are required. Security swipe card access is required to access these spaces. You will also need to procure signed bookings forms from your tutor prior booking the gear and are expected to adhere to the terms of conditions of use. An account on a student file server has been provided.

Your research in this course could include:
• approaching individuals and organizations in the media industries,
• accessing a wide range of industry resources, including online information resources and audio-visual materials that are available through the library.

The broader resources of the library and the AFI Research Collection will also be valuable for students in this course.

Library media guide: http://www.lib.rmit.edu.au/pathfinders/media.html


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will have three components. As each studio is unique in its approach to professional media production students will work with studio heads to develop detailed assessment criteria.

However everyone will submit:

1. Project Question/ Research Report: you will provide a project question/report. The topic will be determined in individual studios.
2. Project: Completed project outcomes will be assessed against criteria agreed in class, including a reflective component.
3. Exhibition and Distribution Reports: from a range a roles you will devise and execute suitable public exhibition and distribution strategies for your studio outputs.