Course Title: Reporting with Sound and Image

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Reporting with Sound and Image

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2656

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Mr Mark O'Brien

Course Coordinator Phone: + 61 3 9925 2619

Course Coordinator Email: mark.obrien@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2657 Understanding Journalism.

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 explores theoretical studies in sound and image, as well as developing knowledge and skills of practical broadcast journalism. You will produce news stories using sound and image in a style suitable for broadcast and learn the underlying skills necessary to work as a broadcast news and current affairs reporter. You will also reflect upon journalism in general and upon your own practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Discuss and analyse major evolving local and global events.
  • Develop practical and technical skills to quickly adapt to changes in the industry.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, particularly in journalism.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


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

  • Analyse and report on Australian society in particular, and the region and world in general.
  • Operate digital equipment for pre-recorded and live audio-visual reporting.
  • Compile pre-recorded audio-visual content for broadcast news and current affairs.
  • Apply and reflect on the research, production and presentation skills necessary for a successful career in broadcast journalism.
  • Apply pre-recorded and live studio production skills.
  • Identify and create professional networks locally and internationally.


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 relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Journalism students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies: http://rmit.libguides.com/journalism

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 reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

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