Course Title: Animation and Interactive Media Studies Futures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Animation and Interactive Media Studies Futures

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2605

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2605

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Aaron McLoughlin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9817

Course Coordinator Email: aaron.mcloughlin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 7 Level 3 Room 31

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore how cultural and theoretical developments in Animation and Interactive Media are changing, and how historical ideas and techniques may influence the future. Through your study of ideas and techniques you will explore aesthetics and narrative. You will also practise how to write and develop concepts for a range of media. In the course you will produce animation ideas and gain more advanced techniques and knowledge of professional platforms, which will equip you to develop your own Animation and Interactive Media projects.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


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

  • Discuss economic, aesthetic, technological, cultural and theoretical developments in Animation and Interactive Media and how they may impact the future.
  • Develop original content through exploring contemporary and futuristic ideas of animation.
  • Analyse aesthetics and narrative content in contemporary animation.
  • Apply narrative techniques to interactive and animation works to enhance storytelling.


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 that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

 


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 Studio 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.

 

Assessment Tasks 

Script Writing and Visual Narrative: 50%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Develop original content through exploring contemporary and futuristic ideas of animation.
  • Analyse aesthetics and narrative content in contemporary animation.
  • Apply narrative techniques to interactive and animation works to enhance storytelling.

 

Media Future’s Lecture Series 1: 25%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the historical and contemporary use of animation and interactive media in a global context.

 

Media Future’s Lecture Series 2: 25%

This assessment will cover the following course learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the historical and contemporary use of animation and interactive media in a global context.