Course Title: Non-Fiction Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Non-Fiction Project

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Jenny Weight

Course Coordinator Phone: 0422199573

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM2532 Contemporary Media Work Practices
COMM2531 Media Objects

Course Description

In this course you will collaborate with peers to propose and create a small original production involving creating documentary and other non-fictional media. You will explore the ethics and practicalities involved in creating these types of works.

The project will consist of a small non-fiction cross-platform production.

This course builds on material you have studied in previous courses to enable you to engage with and critically reflect upon the project, and your contribution to it.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • acquire and apply knowledge of local and international perspectives and issues to engage broadly with contemporary media practice
  • effectively and professionally communicate complex ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • work collaboratively to plan and produce media projects
  • critically reflect on your own work to demonstrate autonomy, good judgment and ethical responsibility

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

  • review, synthesise and address issues and theory related to non-fiction production
  • produce a small non-fiction project from inception to distribution
  • critically reflect on the process, strengths and weaknesses of the project and your contribution to it
  • effectively collaborate on non-fiction media productions

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.

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.