Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Industry Portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Industry Portfolio

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2604

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
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

None


Course Description

This course will extend your critical and reflective skills in order to develop, refine and represent your identity as a professional practitioner within your chosen field. You will engage with industry to contextualise your own practice and to develop professional connections and networks.

A focus of the course will be applying appropriate strategic frameworks to the curation of your professional portfolio. You will also develop a professional online identity, applying strategies for the web based distribution and promotion of work and the development of online communities of practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Articulate and apply extensive knowledge of narrative, visual and interactive media through contemporary studio forms, systems and devices.
  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Master a body of knowledge and specific technical skills to progress your professional career within the contemporary media and communication arena. 


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

  • Apply reflective and critical skills to the development of a professional folio of innovative works.
  • Compare and contrast the practice of local and international professional practitioners, in order to contextualise your practice within the field.
  • Critically discuss and develop strategies for the future development of your professional identity.
  • Design and develop a strategic online presence appropriate to your practice.
  • Research and incorporate findings on contemporary and emerging industry practice and requirements into the strategic development of your folio and identity.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research. Industry context will be provided through formal interactions with established practitioners and organisations within lectures, studio tours, portfolio critiques and mentoring relationships.
 


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, 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 learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or 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