Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5796C

Course Title: Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5198 - Diploma of Creative Industries

Course Contact : Program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4976

Course Contact Email:Adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sonia Harford
Viv Weir
Phone: 9925-8012
Email: viv.weir@rmit.edu.au


Nominal Hours: 60

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

None

Course Description

This course focuses on skills and knowledge required to originate the concept and conduct critical discourse about the concept for own work.

This course is co-delivered with CUECOR01B, CUSADM03A, CUVDES05A
.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse

Element:

1. Research concept ideas

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and source references which may inform concept development
1.2 Critically analyse sources and references in the context of current work
1.3 Collect, collate and analyse references to inform concept development

Element:

2. Generate concept

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop a range of different, innovative and creative approaches for the concept based on the nature of own artistic practice
2.2 Reflect on and integrate ideas generated from research
2.3 Consider possible constraints for the concept, based on nature and purpose of work
2.4 Continuously reflect on and appraise ideas for the concept
2.5 Synthesise and refine concept based on research, reflection and relevant constraints

Element:

3. Conduct critical discourse

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify relevant individuals to participate in critical discourse about work concepts
3.2 Identify potential ways in which discourse may be undertaken, and select the most appropriate
3.3 Provide key information on work concepts and concept development including influences, evaluation of options and problem-solving strategies
3.4 Use effective communication techniques to generate discussion, debate and critical analysis of the concept.

Element:

4. Adjust and refine concept

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Undertake own analysis of concept and challenge ideas and approaches taken
4.2 Seek input and comments from others about the concept
4.3 Re-evaluate and refine options for the concept based on own analysis and critical discourse with others


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to research and analyse ideas and create innovative concepts.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:-
In-class activities
• practical exercises
• workshopping
• team discussions
• group presentations
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities

Out-of-class activities will include:-
• independent reading
• on-line research
• writing and reading assignments.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentOtherElements
1 Workshopping transcripts of interviews   CUSADM03A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 4.1-4.4
2 Writing profiles  CUSADM03A 2.4
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
3 Workshop draft profile   CUECOR01B 3.1,3.2
CUSADM03A 2.4
CUVCOR04A4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1
4 Hand in Fourth Assignment – Profile
Media Ethics
 Assessment 4 CUSADM03A
CUVCOR04A1.1-1.3
CUVDES05A – 1.1
5 Media Ethics
One-on-one meetings
  CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 4.1,.4.2, 4.3
CUVCOR04A 3.1-3.4 , 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 3.1-3.4
6 Writing informative feature articles  CUSADM03A 1.1, 1.3
CUVCOR04A2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
7 Writing - seasonal articles
- how-to articles
- formula informative articles
  CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A.1-1.4
CUVDES05A – 1
8 Writing travel articles  CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1
9 Workshop draft informative articles  CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 4.1
CUVCOR04A3.1-3.4
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.3
10 Hand in Fifth Assignment
– Informative article
Pitching your work
 Assessment 5 CUECOR01B 1.1, 1.2
CUSADM03A 3.10
CUVCOR04A2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 3.1-3.4
11 Compulsory one-on-one meetings with teacher
(to plan and discuss final assignment)
  CUECOR01B 3.1,3.2
CUSADM03A 2.1
CUVCOR04A 3.1-3.4, 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.4
12 Online journalism   CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.5
CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
13 Online journalism
Revision – angles
  CUSADM03A 1.1
CUVCOR04A 4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 5.1-5.4
14 Guest speaker  CUVDES05A – 1.1-1.4
15 Workshopping
- draft articles
  CUECOR01B 3.1, 3.2
CUSADM03A 2.5
CUVCOR04A4.1-4.3
CUVDES05A – 2.1-2.4
16 Final Assignment
(article of own choice)
 Assessment 6 CUSADM03A 1.1, 2.4.
CUVDES05A – 5.1-5.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Editing booklet (from Cert IV)
Dictionary
Style Guide


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will involves practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical individual writing projects.


Assessment Tasks

Students will complete writing exercises aimed a range of different readers..
Semester 1
Precede (in class) Week 4
Personal column Week 7
Review or opinion piece Week 15
Semester 2
Profile Week 4
Informative article Week 10
Article of your choice Week 16

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to curriculum-based courses:
80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration



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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


Other Information

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;



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