Course Title: Creative Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2740

City Campus

Preparatory

TRN RMIT Training

Face-to-Face

Term2 2018

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3069

Course Coordinator Email: rmit.training.fs.team.leaders@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore and develop your personal creative style and voice. You will explore different communication processes and styles used in a variety of creative contexts. You will practise communicating effectively by analysing oral and written communication through a range of styles, voices and purposes.

The course has two themes: Communicating my World; and Creating and Communicating.

Communicating my World

You will develop styles of speaking and writing, drawing on personal identity and cultural experience; and through analysing the writing of others.

Creating and Communicating

You will study short story writing; and develop your own short story for inclusion in a class anthology. You will analyse script-writing and dramatic performance; and write and perform a short radio play as a group project.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.


Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse the purposes and techniques of various types of written and spoken creative communication.
    2. Analyse the effects of context on different types of writing and speaking.
    3. Produce a variety of texts aimed at expressing your personal style for a range of audiences, purposes and contexts.

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
    2. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
    3. Work independently and in groups to meet learning outcomes.
    4. Use a range of current learning technologies to enhance academic outcomes.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will comprise a combination of lectures, class exercises, group work and oral presentations. Oral communication and interaction between you, other students, and the teacher, is important for the development of your confidence and fluency when
speaking and writing English.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be supported with online resources via myRMITStudies. This portal gives you access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.

You will also be supported in your studies with online resources at the Learning Lab.


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 will include:

  • Task 1: Text analysis (20%) CLOs 1,2
  • Task 2: Piece of personal writing (20%) CLOs 1,2,3.
  • Task 3: Contribution to a class anthology (30%) CLOs 1, 2, 3,
  • Task 4: Group performance of a radio play (30%) CLOs 1, 2, 3

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.