Course Title: Major Project Implementation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project Implementation

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2355

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

COMM2349

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Jeremy Parker

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9024

Course Coordinator Email:jeremy.parker@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 36.04.07

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment (via email)


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2348 Major Project Design.

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

In this course your idea, planning and preparation for the production of your personal work, completed in the Major Project Design course, will be produced. This will refine and deepen your understanding of the nature of the selected medium and the production of a creative work.

This course will contribute to the development of an industry-ready portfolio for establishing or further developing a career within your chosen creative industry.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course, you will develop the following capabilities:

  1. Communicate ideas in ways that are appropriate to the medium
  2. Develop and present original concepts in a professional manner and translate concepts into practice or a creative product
  3. Apply a theoretical, historical and cultural reference to the discipline
  4. Develop team work skills and leadership appropriate to an industry that relies on collaboration
  5. Solve problems effectively and creatively
  6. Operate as a creative practitioner and/or entrepreneur within a changing industry context
  7. Interrogate and reflect upon personal work and the work of others, contributing to the knowledge base and practice of the field.


At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Present and communicate ideas and narratives in ways appropriate to the medium.
  • Employ industry-relevant production or publication methods in your chosen medium.
  • Solve problems that arise during the production process.
  • Interrogate your own work and that of others, and articulate the strengths and weaknesses.


Overview of Learning Activities

This is a ‘hands-on’ production-based course which will integrate your learning within the framework of a real world professional practice. This synthesis is achieved under the guidance of an academic supervisor who is also an industry practitioner. Its objectives will primarily be achieved through ‘learning by doing’.  You are expected to reflect upon your experience and personal learning during the various stages of undertaking a substantial project, at the production and post-production stage.

The project itself represents an industry-standard brief, agreed-upon by you and your supervisor. You will be guided through project activities that parallel, in all relevant details, similar activities undertaken by industry professionals. Your supervisor will advise you on your project and provide weekly feedback of your progress based upon his or her knowledge of industry protocols, procedures and standards. In addition, your final work will also be externally assessed by an industry professional. (See Assessment, below.)

As a post graduate student, you are also expected to be highly engaged in your own learning including development of project timelines, actively seeking appropriate support, and familiarising yourself with the literature of the field.

You should seek informed criticism of your work in order to develop your personal working methods into a mature professional practice. This could occur through contact with peers, lecturers and industry practitioners. You are expected to participate constructively in building a community of creative practitioners that forms and develops its own knowledge base, and contributes that knowledge in the field.


Overview of Learning Resources

 A range of print and web-based resources are available in the RMIT library. Reading appropriate for your major project will be determined in collaboration with your supervisor.   


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course has the following component:

  • Project realisation and review

The weighting of elements within this assessment task and the actual format of the major project realisation and its review will depend on the specialisation in the program.  Your supervisor will negotiate this with you at the start of the semester.