Course Title: Media Objects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media Objects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2531

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Jenny Weight

Course Coordinator Phone: 0422199573

Course Coordinator Email:jenny.weight@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the theory and principles for producing media objects to maximise their story telling potential.

You will explore the techniques used to produce audio, still and moving image such as framing, lighting, voice and ambient audio recording and use of colour.

The principles and practices of editing (the process of joining media objects together) will also be introduced and critically reviewed.

Throughout the course, you will reflect on your creative practice and learning styles to develop your insights as a creative professional.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following graduate capabilities in this course:

  • critically reflect on your own work to demonstrate autonomy, good judgment and ethical responsibility
  • employ appropriate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to solve problems arising from your creative work


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

  • review and synthesize a range of theoretical and technical approaches for designing media objects
  • design and produce simple but professional quality media objects that effectively communicate the intended message
  • analyse and apply appropriate editing principles to combine a range of media types
  • reflect on and evaluate production processes, issues and outcomes


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


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.


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 reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

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 director 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 in a single document.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice. Assessment will occur during the course and at the end of the course. Methods may include any combination of assessment tasks such as projects, reports, and production work.