Course Title: Media 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media 6

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2629

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Brian Morris

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3882

Course Coordinator Email: brian.morris@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2628 Media 5.

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

This course is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesize and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

In this capstone course you will gain insight into specific national and global media and cultural industries. You will draw upon the skills and experience you have gained throughout the degree in order to begin your transition to a professional career and/or postgraduate study. At the end of the course your portfolio will demonstrate your abilities to operate and innovate within a rapidly changing media environment.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP221/BP221ACC Bachelor of Communication (Media). 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.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Compile and present a portfolio of work that showcases your creative, industry and disciplinary literacies, analytical skills and the technical capabilities acquired during your degree and demonstrates skills and knowledge required to embark upon a career in the media industries, and/or pursue further study.
  • Identify and analyse key current and potential future media industry issues and in doing so develop and foster external industry networks.
  • Investigate and analyse what it means to be a contemporary media practitioner and in doing so identify your own specific strengths and weaknesses relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Collaborate within a team environment and solve problems related to group-based activities.


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

  • Apply discipline-specific skills and knowledge (theoretical and practical).
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning is enabled through range of a learning activities that may include; Seminars, Presentations, Guest speakers, Workshops, lectures, problem solving sessions.


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 http://rmit.libguides.com/media.

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 a portfolio of 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