Course Title: Professional Practice in the Screen Industries

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice in the Screen Industries

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Stephen Skok

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to give you a framework for professional practice in the screen and media industry. You will explore the skills and knowledge required to succeed in screen industries. You will also look at ways in which you can build an industry profile through marketing and networking to enable you to prepare for screen and media roles, including freelance roles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • work independently, taking responsibility for self-management and learning.
  • solve problems effectively with initiative, creativity and consultation.

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

  •  examine the role of key professional associations, organizations and networks
  •  discuss operational and marketing requirements and issues relating to intellectual property, copyright and ownership
  •  examine industry employment trends in the screen industries and discuss the implications for future work
  •  analyse diverse funding opportunities and business practices relating to screen production

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities may include classroom exercises, online, individual and group based activities. You will also be expected to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through access to necessary production equipment and our online systems.

All relevant course materials and lists of any suggested reading will be made available to you. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include a range of activities such in class activities, assignments and presentations.
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 Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assesssment’ at: