BH066 - Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours)

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Plan: BH066 - Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Your learning experiences will contain a mix of learning modes. This will include lectures, seminars, workshops, and individual supervision. They will generally employ a mix of large and small group learning activities, with an emphasis placed upon problem and process based learning in the context of laboratory (studio) based learning. All of your key learning experiences will involve face to face classes. Your learning activities will be a mix of research, writing, making artefacts, and a variety of forms of scholarly, reflective documentation practices.

The program has an emphasis on themed, collaborative investigations that are undertaken in interdisciplinary laboratories because the ability to work collaboratively, across different professional and academic groups, is a key objective for future academic and professional work.

Course assessment in honours is intended to be formative to help you develop your capabilities as a researcher, whether in a clearly academic or professional/practitioner capacity. Assessment forms and modes will vary across courses, however all assessment is directed to assisting you in achieving the highest possible outcome for your research project. Assessment may include individual and group tasks. The major assessment activity in honours is your research project or thesis.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage 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.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning is not included in this one year honours program.

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Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, your mark in all courses in which you enrol in this program will be included in the weighted average mark that will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here
 

To graduate you must complete the following:

 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Media and Communication Futures12COMM2473City Campus
Research Strategies - Design/Creative Arts12COMM2353City Campus
Research Laboratory One12COMM2474City Campus
Research Practice One12COMM2476City Campus
AND
Semester Two - Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Laboratory Two12COMM2790City Campus
Research Practice Two36COMM2791City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

In 2018, BH066 Bachelor of Media and Communication (Honours) will renew its program structure. The new structure will apply to all students from Semester 1, 2018 however all courses you have successfully completed prior to 2018 will be credited towards your award.

The changes are: 

  • COMM2475 Research Laboratory Two is being replaced by COMM2790 Research Laboratory Two, a 12 credit point Research course.
  • COMM2477 Research Practice Two is being replaced by COMM2791 Research Practice Two, a 36 credit point Research course.

These changes mean that the WAM (Weighted Average Mark) will more accurately reflect the level of effort in the student's research practice project.

Students who have previously attempted and not successfully completed either COMM2475 or COMM2477 will receive individual academic advice to assist them when enrolling in the new structure.

The following transition mapping shows courses in the current version of the program structure and the equivalent courses that will be offered in the new version of the program structure. 

BH066 Transition Map – Same or Equivalent courses
YearCurrent Courses

Credit

Points

New courses offered from Semester 1, 2018

Credit

Points

1COMM2473 Media and Communication Futures12No Change12
1COMM2353 Research Strategies – Design/Creative Arts12No Change12
1COMM2474 Research Laboratory One12No Change12
1COMM2476 Research Practice One12No Change12
1COMM2475 Research Laboratory Two24COMM2790 Research Laboratory Two (Change in credit points)12
1COMM2477 Research Practice Two24COMM2791 Research Practice Two (Change in credit points)36

 

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