Course Title: International Media Collaboration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Media Collaboration

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2539

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Vikrant Kishore

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3742

Course Coordinator Email: vikrant.kishore@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will collaborate with international partners to co-create an innovative media project with a global reach, extending your expertise in global communication, storytelling, production and delivery innovations, and intercultural awareness.

The project will be sourced from internet calls for participation, non-profit bodies, student contacts, or co-developed with one of RMIT’s international partners.

Your role and responsibilities in the project will be negotiated with the project members.

The course may include an option of travelling overseas to the location of our international partner. That travel is likely to occur prior to the start of semester. Contact the course coordinator for more details.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply theoretically informed knowledge and forward-looking skills to the production of sophisticated media projects.
  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Provide leadership within your discipline as well as collaborate with others.


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

  • Collaborate remotely and efficiently with professionals from different backgrounds and with different skills.
  • Produce sophisticated media or journalistic items with a sensitivity to their global context.
  • Add value to projects by volunteering your own expertise and insights.
  • Critically evaluate projects with regard to international focus, cross-media integration and ethical and aesthetic qualities.
  • Critically reflect on the challenges and benefits of international collaboration.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as digital 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.

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 manager or the Disability Liaison Unit 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