Course Title: Professional Communication Studio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Communication Studio

Credit Points: 24.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2675

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2694

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Bruce Berryman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3065

Course Coordinator Email: bruce.berryman@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

Required prior study
As this is the capstone course in Professional Communication, to be successful you should have completed all of your discipline specific courses.

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


Course Description

In this course you work individually and collaboratively in interdisciplinary contexts to research, develop and produce a professional communication project within a studio-based model. You will expand and enhance your creative, critical, technical and reflective skills in professional communication according to your areas of specialisation. Your learning is enabled through engaging in problem-based tasks which reflect current debates within the media and communication industries globally.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP222/BP222ACC/BP222OSVI Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication). 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:

  • Critically discuss and apply theories and frameworks relevant to global professional communication practice.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate your area or areas of professional specialisation.
  • Apply advanced level skills in your area or areas of professional specialisation.
  • Identify, evaluate and apply strategies and skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Design and produce professional communication projects at an advanced level.
  • Critically reflect upon and apply feedback to your own and others’ work.


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

  • Critically analyse and apply a diverse and industry-relevant body of knowledge and skills to the field of media and communications in a global context.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on professional communication in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the professional communication field.
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.


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 Professional Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/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 essays, 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment