Course Title: Post-Industrial Media
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Post-Industrial Media
Credit Points: 12.00
345H Media and Communication
|Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020
Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Young
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4502
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 4
Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
In this course, you will investigate the future of networked, digital and interactive media. You will take on the role of the social media producer to explore the distribution of media online to assess what works.
Audiences have evolved into ‘Users’, who manipulate interactive and hypertextual media to create their own meaningful connections. You will investigate the narrative issues inherent in such interactive media by experimenting with small narrative projects to optimise user experience.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- Acquire and apply knowledge of local and international perspectives and issues about contemporary media practice.
- 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:
- Produce, publish and distribute small experiments that demonstrate the innovations you have researched.
- Examine and critically discuss contemporary media in terms of aesthetics, communication and technology.
- Plan and produce post-industrial media work and evaluate the success of your implementation.
- Independently research, review and critically discuss future global directions in media production.
- Reflect upon and evaluate your project work in the context of the future directions of the industry.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online 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.
The University Library has extensive resources for Media 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 learning outcomes.
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.
Task 1: Folio of Play (Individual or Group) 20% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Task 2: Pilot Pitch (Individual or Group) 30% Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Task 3: Finished Pilot (Individual or Group) 50% Linked Course learning outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 5