Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5645C

Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4345 
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites or co-requistes for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic industry practices within the creative arts industries. It addresses the collection, application and updating of general information relevant to work roles within the creative arts industry sectors, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology and the identification of industry laws and regulations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Element:

1.    Source and apply industry information.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Seek information on the structure and operation of the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.

1.2 Seek information on employment obligations and opportunities within the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.

1.3 Seek information on new technology affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.

1.4 Comply with copyright requirements when accessing information.

1.5 Apply information in day-to-day work activities to enhance quality of work information.                      

1.6 Seek information on laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.
 

Element:

2.    Identify industry laws and regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Seek information on laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.


2.2 Identify implications of breaching laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries.


2.3 Apply information to ensure laws and regulations are not breached in day to day work activities.
 

Element:

3.    Update and maintain industry knowledge.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use a range of opportunities to update knowledge of the creative arts industries.


3.2 Identify current issues of concern to the creative arts industries.


3.3 Share updated knowledge with colleagues.


3.4 Establish and maintain effective contact in the creative arts industries

 


Learning Outcomes


On succesful completion of this unit, you will develop knowledge of the audiovisual industry, the roles, companies, technology, laws and ways to keep up to date with your work. 


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:
• Guest lectures from Industry Professionals
• Note taking/online notetaking

Out of class activities may include:
• Online research
• Idependent project based work
• Documented interview


Teaching Schedule

Week     Class Content

Elements Covered                  

 Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. 
Week 1Focus: Course overview, course guide review, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture on Rebekha Naim’s career, an overview of the AV Industry and your Soical Media Presence group discussion.
Element 1
1.3

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 2Formative Assessment; Guest lecture from an AV Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/wrtitng.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week 3Formative Assessment; Guest lecture from an AV Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 

Week 4Formative Assessment; Guest lecture from an AV Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 

Week 5

Formative Assessment; Guest lecture from an AV Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing.
Summative Assessment; Case Study due today.

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guideas and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer, tablet or smart mobile phone with access to the internet and text programs, if you have access to one.


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Ability to source industry information
Ability to seek appropriate assistance to collect industry information
Ability to apply industry information to day-to-day work activities to enhance work outcomes
Understanding of ways in which to maintain currency of industry knowledge.

 


Assessment Tasks

Please refer to the online Course Guide for full details, as well as the Information for Students on Assessment and Grading 2014. Grading criteria for this assessment can also be found on the course Blackboard site.

Please note that assessment tasks for this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Formative Assessment
1. Notes from 3-4 guest speaker discussions. The sessions are designed for you to gather information about the special guest speaker, their career in the audiovisual industry and for you to gain a deeper understanding of the industry itself. You will have a question sheet to assist you and you are required take notes at each session which your peers or teacher will review. This assessment will be conducted in Weeks 2 – 5, Semester 1.

Summative Assessment
2. Case Study
Brief: You are required to put together a Case Study on a Wiki page in Blackboard that demonstrates your ability to identify a particular Audiovisual Company (or department or individual) and its role within the Audiovisual Industry and present it to class. It is due in TAFE Week 5, Semester 1

Aim: To demonstrate your ability to source and apply industry information, identify industry laws and regulations and update and maintain industry knowledge. Please refer to the Commonwealth Training Unit in Blackboard (online) to ensure you cover the performance criteria for these elements.

To demonstrate competency EMPL5645C, Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge CUFIND201A you must successfully put together a Case Study that demonstrates your ability to identify a particular individual, Audiovisual Company (or Department) and its role within the Audiovisual Industry. The Case Study is to be placed on your Wiki page in Blackboard.

Pick one of the Case Study methods below to complete your assessment:

1. Record an interview with a notable audiovisual employer or employee who interests you. Ensure to discuss; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, their client market, day to day business, new technology used by the company and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how they avoid this possibility in the first place.

2. Review a notable Audiovisual Company describing; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, client market and day to day business, new technology used by the company, and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how they avoid this possibility in the first place.

3. Invent an Audiovisual Company you would love to own and run, describing; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, client market and day to day business, new technology used by the company and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how you plan to avoid this possibility in the first place.

Your Case Study must demonstrate that it is your own work and it must also demonstrate your ability to source a range of information on one person, company or department in the Audiovisual Industry. Please include a bibliography and be sure reference details taken from websites and other areas to avoid plagiarism. If you are conducting an interview, please include the details of the interview (length, date, venue and questions).

Grading: This assignment is a summative assessment and attributes to the grade applied to this unit.

The grades in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Progress on this assignment may be monitored on a regular basis.

Final date for submission: Tuesday 11th March 2014 (TAFE WEEK 5)

Rebekha Naim, Teacher, Audiovisual Technology, rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au
 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Work Placement
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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