Course Title: Game Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Game Studies

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART2496

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Emma Witkowski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4756

Course Coordinator Email: emma.witkowski@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 14, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will develop your capacity with broad practical and theoretical knowledge regarding the structure of games and the role of games in wider contexts. It will give you an overview of the practical and conceptual knowledge you need to understand the structure and role of games.

Emphasis will be placed on building a contemporary knowledge of game studies and game design research and how the two forms of research interrelate.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


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

  • Critically discuss and evaluate major aesthetic, cultural and theoretical developments in game studies.
  • Describe complex structures, history and conventions of game design.
  • Critically examine and discuss contemporary game studies literature.
  • Evaluate and apply different game studies methods.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.