Course Title: Professional Practice in the Screen Industries

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice in the Screen Industries

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2528

City Campus

Undergraduate

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


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

Course Learning Outcomes


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

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 relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

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 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 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