Course Title: Entrepreneurship at Bowen Street Press

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Entrepreneurship at Bowen Street Press

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2715

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Tracy OShaughnessy

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3155

Course Coordinator Email: tracy.oshaughnessy@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bowen Street Press Office (009.02.10A)

Course Coordinator Availability: Please contact via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this capstone studio, you will consolidate and apply the professional practice, knowledge and skills you developed throughout your Bowen Street Press experience. You will explore entrepreneurship, including its opportunities and challenges, as it applies to writing and publishing practice within a local and global context.
 
You will design a writing and/or publishing project and working with others in the Bowen Street Press, you will lead your project to completion. These projects could include anything from an individual publication to designing your own publishing house. You will engage in debates about new media and converging writing and publishing practices and how these impact on you as a practitioner.

The Bowen Street Press is a real world, student-led publishing house encompassing digital, online and print delivery. Through studio-based practice and a variety of writing and publishing projects, you will explore the opportunities and challenges within a writing and publishing community of practice. This will include working with students across all studios within the Bowen Street Press.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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


  • Critically evaluate the current environment and future trends in writing and publishing.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities based on stakeholder feedback and market analysis.
  • Develop writing and publishing projects that identify and address opportunities for development of business and/or cultural capital.
  • Produce and realise projects through effective leadership and teamwork.
  • Critically reflect on your ongoing writing and publishing practice as a reflective, professional and ethically engaged practitioner with a global outlook.


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 Writing and Publishing students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=29911.

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 presentations, projects and may be done individually and in teams.
 
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 Equitable Learning Services 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 and exams



Assessment Tasks

Assessment in this course is project-based with a blend of individual and group assessment. You will be required, as part of a group, to accept a brief and complete a real-world publishing project.

Bowen Street Press project analysis (10%)

Bowen Street Press Portfolio (1) (30%)

Bowen Street Press Portfolio (2) (30%)

Presentation and critical report (30%)