BP221 - Bachelor of Communication (Media)

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RMIT program code: BP221
Plan name: Bachelor of Communication (Media)
Plan code: BP221ACC
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 055813G

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture
 
AND  (Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Literary Studies
 
OR  Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication
 
OR  School Options: Media and Communication
 )

You must complete a total of 288 credit points in order to complete the program according to the outline below including:

  • All core courses
  • Contextual Studies courses (courses need to be completed from the same Contextual Studies area throughout the program)
  • School Electives as listed
  • University Student Electives as listed

 

If you have any queries about what you are supposed to enrol into contact your Academic Advisor (see previous page for contact information) or the Program Administration team via email to: media@rmit.edu.au

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Year One of Program

Students should only enrol in COMM2674 Making Media, 1 x Contextual Studies course and 2 x School Electives in Semester 2, 2016.

One (1) x School Elective and one (1) x University Student Elective should be undertaken in Spring Semester 2016 (November-December 2016). COMM2625 Media 2 will be completed in Summer Semester 2017 (January-February 2017).

Please note: Enrolments in Spring and Summer semesters are paper-based and must be organised through the School/program that owns the course.

 

Class restrictions:

You must enrol into the classes that use the 'B221' code in the table below. The 'I221' code classes are reserved for inbound international exchange students only.

Elective & Timetabling information:

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure that you choose Elective courses with class times which do not create timetable clashes with Media Studio or Contextual Studies course times.

If this happens, you will need to select another elective to avoid the clash.

For a full list of University Student Elective options, go to: https://apps-farm.rmit.edu.au/studentelectives/

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Making Media12COMM2674City Campus3157 (B221)
Media 224YesCOMM2625City Campus3147 (B221)
AND

Complete One (1) course in the first block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete Three (3) courses in the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document :

School Options courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Elective & Timetabling information:

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure that you choose Elective courses with class times which do not create timetable clashes with Media Studio or Contextual Studies course times.

If this happens, you will need to select another elective to avoid the clash.

For a full list of University Student Elective options, go to: https://apps-farm.rmit.edu.au/studentelectives/

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 324YesCOMM2626City Campus3146 (B221)
Media 424YesCOMM2627City Campus3160 (B221)
AND

Complete Two (2) courses in the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete One (1) course in the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document :

School Options courses
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Media 524YesCOMM2628City Campus3147 (B221)
Media 624YesCOMM2629City Campus3148 (B221)
AND

Complete One (1) course in the second block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete One (1) course in the last block of the Contextual Study area of your choice. Please refer to the list of Contextual Studies options and their courses, which can be found after the Year Three course list:

Contextual Studies courses
AND

Complete Two (2) courses in the School Options list that you have not taken or passed already. Please refer to the list of School Option courses at the end of this program structure document :

School Options courses
 
AND

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Contextual Studies: Approaches to Popular Culture

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2983 (B047)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2907 (B047)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3165 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2968 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2830 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3069 (B220)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Perspectives in Contemporary Popular Culture12YesCOMM2631City Campus3215 (B047)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2968 (B047)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2830 (B222)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3069 (B220)
 
AND
(

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Contextual Studies: Asian Media and Culture

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2890 (B222)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2832 (B222)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2891 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3141 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2830 (B222)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sex, Politics & Social Change in Asia12YesCOMM2253City Campus2893 (B222)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2891 (B222)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3141 (B221)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2830 (B222)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Cinema Studies

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3144 (B221)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3165 (B221)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3149 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2881 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3141 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus3149 (B221)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histories of Film Theory12YesCOMM1036City Campus3143 (B221)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Four (4) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3149 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2881 (B257)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3141 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus3149 (B221)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Literary Studies

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2881 (B257)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2826 (B257)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2879 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2824 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2825 (B257)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literature's Ethics12YesCOMM2630City Campus2880 (B257)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2879 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2824 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2825 (B257)
 
OR

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Contextual Studies: Politics, Economies and Communication

{

Year One: Select and Complete One (1) of the the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3140 (B220)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3068 (B220)
AND

Year Two: Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus3134 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3069 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus2682 (FF)2645 (FF)
AND

Year Three: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Social Applications of Communication: A Political Economy of the Workplace12YesCOMM2407City Campus3141 (B220)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three (3) Courses not taken or passed already:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus3134 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3069 (B220)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus2682 (FF)2645 (FF)
 
OR

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School Options: Media and Communication

Timetabling Notes:

Elective courses have numerous classes/tutorials to choose from: you must ensure that you choose Elective courses with class times which do not create timetable clashes with Media Studio or Contextual Studies course times.

If this happens, you will need to select another elective to avoid the clash.

Please check enrolment information closely before adding courses to your enrolment each semester. If you do not heed this advice, your enrolment in the course may be cancelled by the School administrators.

If in doubt, contact your Program Administration team via email: media@rmit.edu.au

School Options: Media and Communication

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Alternative Animation12COMM2213City Campus3010 (B203)2991 (B203)
Engaging the Mobile Environment12COMM2416City Campus3039 (W203)2993 (W203)
Introduction to Graphic Design12GRAP2175City Campus2953 (B115)2967 (B115)
Typography in Design12GRAP2277City Campus2955 (B115)
Short Story Writing12GRAP2317City Campus2827 (B257)
Media and Communication Internship12YesCOMM2639City Campus2889 (B222)2833 (B222)
Writing Angles: Popular and Professional12COMM2098City Campus2828 (B257)
Advertising Media12GRAP2369City Campus2757 (B219)
Creative Advertising12GRAP2311City Campus2820 (B219)2758 (E219)
Sound Design12COMM2305City Campus2987 (B309)2906 (B309)
DJs, Digital Rhythms and Dance Cultures12PERF2061City Campus2967 (B047)
The Spectacle of Music Video: From MTV to YouTube12PERF2062City Campus2908 (B047)
Broadcast Media12COMM2220City Campus3152 (B221)
Networked Media12COMM2219City Campus3148 (B221)
Interdisciplinary Communication Project12COMM2324City Campus2831 (B222)
Photojournalism12COMM2640City Campus3138 (B220)3067 (B220)
Features and Storytelling12COMM2641City Campus3135 (B220)3063 (B220)
Foundations of Public Relations12COMM1161City Campus2896 (B223)2837 (B223)
Issues, Risk and Crisis Communication12COMM2688City Campus2838 (B223)
Communicating Brand Narrative12COMM2684City Campus2895 (B223)
Managing a Communication Business12YesCOMM2337City Campus2898 (B223)
Game Studies12VART2496City Campus3619 (B214)
The Play Society12OART1037City Campus3007 (B214)
Writing for Videogames12COMM2244City Campus3008 (B214)
Independent Videogames12YesOART1036City Campus3017 (B214)3009 (B214)
Art After Videogames12YesVART2964City Campus3010 (B214)
Pop Culture in Everyday Life12COMM2633City Campus2983 (B047)
Music in Popular Culture12COMM1081City Campus2968 (B047)
Modern Asia12COMM2138City Campus2890 (B222)
New Media, New Asia12COMM2336City Campus2891 (B222)
Introduction to Cinema Studies12COMM1031City Campus3144 (B221)
True Lies : Documentary Studies12COMM1034City Campus3149 (B221)
Textual Crossings: Literary Adaptation12COMM2637City Campus2881 (B257)
Literary Realism to Post-Modernism12LANG1006City Campus2879 (B257)
Rhetorics & Politics of the Contemporary World12COMM2402City Campus3140 (B220)
Television Cultures12COMM1073City Campus2907 (B047)
Mass Media in Asia12COMM1086City Campus2832 (B222)
Exploring Asian Popular Culture12COMM2345City Campus2830 (B222)
Popular Cinema12COMM2632City Campus3165 (B221)
Asian Cinemas12COMM1035City Campus3141 (B221)
Australian Cinema12COMM1033City Campus3149 (B221)
Reading Space and Place12COMM2635City Campus2826 (B257)
Narrating the Self12COMM2638City Campus2824 (B257)
Reading Sex and Race12COMM2634City Campus2825 (B257)
Politics Communicated12COMM2409City Campus3068 (B220)
Economies Communicated12COMM2408City Campus3134 (B220)
Screening Politics and Economies12COMM2636City Campus3069 (B220)
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Program structure enquiries

ENROLMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS - 2017 COMMENCING STUDENTS

All commencing students are encouraged to attend one of the following Information Sessions prior to the start of Semester 2, 2017 in order to receive important Program and enrolment information.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please ensure that you have registered with RMIT International (International Students only) before attending the Enrolment Information Session. Details on how to register can be found at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/accept-your-offer/register-and-enrol/

 

Registration dates for International Higher Education students


Semester 2 2017: Tuesday 4 July   

Confirm your attendance at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/accept-your-offer/register-and-enrol/higher-education-students/

 


International Main Enrolment

Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017

Time: 9:30am

Venue: Building 5, Level 3, Room 1 (RMIT City Campus)

 

Late arriving students, please contact <<program email>> or visit the School reception desk at Building 9, Level 4 for assistance. Note reception hours are from 9.00am - 4.00pm.

 

ORIENTATION EVENTS

Mid year-orientation events will run from the 17 - 21 July, 2017. For the City Campus Welcome, see the link below:

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/news-and-events/events/2017/july/city-welcome-day-he

Program Welcome & Orientation

Date: Wednesday 19 July, 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: TBC

 

ACADEMIC ADVICE

Please contact the relevant year level Academic Advisor as follows:

 

Students who commence in 2017

Dr Daniel Binns

Email: daniel.binns@rmit.edu.au

 

Students who commence in 2016

Dr Leo Berkeley

Email: leo.berkeley@rmit.edu.au

 

Students who commenced 2015 and earlier

Liam Ward

Email: liam.b.ward@rmit.edu.au

 

 

ADMINISTRATION QUERIES

Program Administration Office
School of Media and Communication
Building 9, Level 5
Tel: +61 3 9925 2417
Email: media@rmit.edu.au

Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

Some courses and programs have material fees (fees for field trips, goods or services) associated with them. In most cases these charges are not compulsory, but are levied by the teaching school for materials they purchase on your behalf for use in your studies. Go to the Material Fees web page to check the material fees for your program and courses.

Enrolment

For more information about enrolment at RMIT University, please go to the Enrolment home page.

*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

Policies

For more information about other RMIT University policies, please go to the Policies web site.

Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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