Course Title: Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2589

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

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

COMM2590

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

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

COMM2738

Melbourne transfer to Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Spring2015

Course Coordinator: Mr Thomas Penney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1248

Course Coordinator Email: thomas.penney@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2591(Melb)/COMM2592(VN) Digital Media Studio 4: Client Solutions

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  Further information: Credit at RMIT


Course Description

In this studio, you will further develop practice in your digital specialisation (interactive media, digital video, digital audio or digital environments) and design a major work, which responds in an innovative way to a complex set of design problems. Through the production of this specialised project, you will develop your professional skills including research and creative design. You will also explore emerging industry trends.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


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

  • Research, discuss and evaluate contemporary theories and practices in a digital specialisation.
  • Investigate and apply design theory and technology to respond to creative digital briefs.
  • Apply appropriate production processes for cross-platform project delivery.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate your own work and that of your peers, in relation to emerging industry trends.


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 Media and Communication 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 met the course's learning outcomes. 

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 Equitable Learning Services 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 Tasks

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

  • Research, discuss and evaluate contemporary theories and practices in a digital specialisation.

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

  • Investigate and apply design theory and technology to respond to creative digital briefs.
  • Apply appropriate production processes for cross-platform project delivery.

Program learning outcomes

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

  • Research, discuss and evaluate contemporary theories and practices in a digital specialisation.
  • Investigate and apply design theory and technology to respond to creative digital briefs.
  • Apply appropriate production processes for cross- platform project delivery.

Program learning outcomes

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

  • Critically analyse and evaluate your own work and that of your peers, in relation to emerging industry trends.

Program learning outcomes

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