Course Title: Media 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media 2

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Mr Paul Ritchard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3244

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2624 Media 1.


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 course you will work individually and collaboratively to investigate, design and produce media within a studio-based model. You will further develop your creative, critical, technical and evaluative skills. As part of studio practice you will learn to situate your work within broader industry and academic contexts. You will also regularly present your work in class and, at times, to a broader audience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Apply discipline-specific skills and knowledge (theoretical and practical).
  • Initiate, produce and evaluate media projects and be able to adapt your practice in a complex and changing world.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Reflect upon, direct and evaluate your own learning.

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

  • Demonstrate basic critical literacies in the media discipline through engagement with relevant theories and frameworks.
  • Investigate, design and produce media at a basic level.
  • Work collaboratively at a basic level.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your own and others creative process.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning is enabled through a studio-based model driven by problem-based tasks prompted by current debates within media studies and industries.

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.

Extensive use of resources from the School of Media & Communication Technical Store, radio edit suites, video edit suites and the computer labs are required. Security swipe card access is required to access these spaces. The broader resources of the library and the AFI Research Collection will also be valuable for students in this course.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic 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 project work, written reports and presentations.

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