Course Title: Poetry and Performance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Poetry and Performance

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2464

City Campus

Undergraduate

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

COMM2464

City Campus

Undergraduate

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: John Reeves

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4895

Course Coordinator Email: john.reeves@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course explores a variety of traditional and contemporary forms of poetry while encouraging you to practise your own writing. You analyse selected poems and experiment with form and style, learning to use devices such as rhyme, imagery and metaphor to support your writing. You consider the idea of poetry as story telling and performance, and by writing and workshopping your original pieces you are given the opportunity to discover your own poetic voice. You also investigate possible markets and opportunities for publishing your work, such as a class poetry anthology.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • acquire knowledge of writing and editing techniques; principles and practice of communication and writing for different audiences; emerging digital media and trends and developments in the publishing industry
  •  identify, analyse and reflect on relevant trends in writing and publishing in both local and international contexts.


Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate your knowledge of poetic forms and styles
  2. identify commonly used poetic devices such as metaphor, assonance etc.
  3. show skills in evaluating and editing your own writing and that of others
  4. explore techniques used in performance poetry and ways of conveying meaning through voice, action and body language.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are: 

  • lectures, which provide the framework for exploring different kinds of feature writing and developing your skills as a poet
  • class exercises and activities designed to clarify course content and practise relevant skills
  • writing workshops to assist development of writing techniques with feedback from peers and teacher
  • independent research and study, working through the course requirements as presented in classes, online and through learning materials.


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 relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Professional Writing and Editing students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/wcprp.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


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. 

Task 1: Proposal and presentation, 15%, CLO 1, 2, 3
Task 2: Poetry folio 1, 35%, CLO 3, 4
Task 3: Poetry folio 2 and performance, 50%, CLO 3, 4


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment