Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Studio 2

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2581

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 Chris Barker

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2994

Course Coordinator Email: chris.barker@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2579 AGI Studio 1.

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

Local and international perspectives and issues in contemporary digital media practice will be a focus of the course. Studios will provide an opportunity through presentations, iterations and discussions to demonstrate your ability to communicate your ideas professionally.

The Studio format gives you the opportunity to explore thematic/cultural/professional design issues in depth through a variety of approaches. You will explore concepts, techniques and modes of communication through the creation of animated linear or interactive productions that respond to a series of theoretical and technical principles, real and simulated situations and practical constraints. There may also be the opportunity for students from other Studios, within this program or external programs, to work alongside you in a setting that encourages peer-to-peer learning through shared experience.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for MC232 Master of Animation, Games and Interactivity and GD193 Graduate Diploma of Animation, Games and Interactivity. This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

In this course you may have the option to undertake a placement. An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through RMIT Education Abroad. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Articulate and apply significant knowledge of narrative, visual and interactive media through contemporary studio forms, systems and devices.
  • Apply professional skills and self-determination to realise relevant solutions in motion and interaction design that are effective and flexible.
  • Critically reflect on your own work to demonstrate autonomy, good judgment and ethical responsibility.
  • Undertake research into contemporary animation and interactive media theory and practice to explore possible industry and career directions.


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

  • Select and critically apply professional technical skills and knowledge in a chosen area of the animation, games and interactive field to create substantive works.
  • Critically analyse the thematic, cultural and technical context of briefs to design appropriate solutions.
  • Communicate concepts, cultural and thematic contexts and production details to clients, stakeholders and production team members.
  • Design, develop and complete substantial projects, using contextualised briefs, within the established scope of time and resources.
  • Investigate, evaluate and apply current industry practices to the realisation of substantial projects.
  • Reflect on project outcomes in relation to briefs.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course engages you in learning about Animation, Games and Interactivity via an immersion into the field, its methods and practices through set projects. These projects involve a range of planned learning experiences in the Studio environment including: individual and group problem solving; idea generation and the iterative development of animated linear, game or interactive concepts; using preproduction methodologies for the purpose of further refining propositions; and presenting and reflecting on individual and collective learning processes.

This will include the iterative development from concept through to animated linear, game or interactive productions and the development of a practice of documenting ideas. Learning activities include workshops, group work, independent inquiry and critique.

In this Studio you will experiment with ideas in your chosen area of specialisation using a variety of tools and techniques. You will work in small project teams, in a real or simulated industrial context, to complete a range of activities that may be self generated or proposed by clients.


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 Animation, Games and Interactivity 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 capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, exercises, 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 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