Course Title: Digital Media Studio 2: Collaboration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Studio 2: Collaboration

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2588

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

GRAP2589

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Li Ping Thong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3037

Course Coordinator Email: liping.thong@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore collaborative design practice and application of design theory. You will collaborate with specialists to produce digital content for diverse audiences and applications. You will develop digital media projects through an iterative process from concept to full realization, within a studio framework.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


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

  • Explain how creativity is embedded in the design process and how this is informed by design theory.
  • Apply concepts and digital design techniques in composition, typography, interactivity, sound and imaging to the development of digital media content.
  • Apply the design process (research, create, produce and evaluate) to the development of creative responses to design briefs.
  • Create digital media solutions for different cultural contexts.
  • Evaluate and discuss your creative decisions and how you apply design principles to your projects.


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 Digital 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 projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical 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 coordinator 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

Assessment Task 1

“Initial Response Presentation” (10%).

In this assessment task, you will present your initial design responses to the brief at hand.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcome

  • Explain how creativity is embedded in the design process and how this is informed by design theory.

Program learning outcome

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.

 

Assessment Task 2

“Milestone Presentation” (20%).

In this assessment task, you will present your progressions and designs representing a halfway milestone in the delivery of the briefed project.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Apply concepts and digital design techniques in composition, typography, interactivity, sound and imaging to the development of digital media content.
  • Apply the design process (research, create, produce and evaluate) to the development of creative responses to design briefs.

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for design problems.

 

Assessment Task 3

“Final Project Presentation” (40%).

In this assessment task, you will present your final, resolved design in response to the brief.

This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Explain how creativity is embedded in the design process and how this is informed by design theory.
  • Apply concepts and digital design techniques in composition, typography, interactivity, sound and imaging to the development of digital media content.
  • Apply the design process (research, create, produce and evaluate) to the development of creative responses to design briefs.
  • Create digital media solutions for different cultural contexts.

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for design problems.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

 

 Assessment Task 4

“Final Project Reflection and Critical Analysis” (30%).

In this assessment task, you will reflect on and critically analyse your final, resolved design as presented in Assessment Task 3.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Explain how creativity is embedded in the design process and how this is informed by design theory.
  • Evaluate and discuss your creative decisions and how you apply design principles to your projects.

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for design problems.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.