Course Title: Conduct interviews
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: VART5928C
Course Title: Conduct interviews
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Ms Barbara Gliddon
Phone: 9925 4072
Nominal Hours: 30
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
This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and conduct interviews for broadcast.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUFAIR401A Conduct interviews
Evaluate own Performance.
2.1 Establish an atmosphere that elicits the best possible response from interviewees.
1.1 Identify the main purpose of an interview and factors that may affect how the interview is
Plan and prepare for interviews
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to
plan, prepare and an conduct interviews for broadcast.
Details of Learning Activities
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• class exercises
• analysis/critique of students’ work
• independent project based work
• writing and reading assignments
• online and other research
• independent study
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.
|Week1||The role of the director and the purpose of the interview||1|
|Week2||Screening of interviews . Role playing interviews||1|
|Week3||Refining you questions. Legal aspects of interviewing.||1|
|Week4||In depth interviewing. Rehearsing techniques||1|
|Week5||Writing links ad/or voice- overs. Obtaining prior agreement with interviewee/s||1|
|Week6||Location scouting and preparing for production for interview||1|
|Week7||Establishing an atmosphere for the interview. Adopting a style appropriate for the interview and audience.||2|
|Week8||Flexibility during the interview. Unplanned questions. Recovering from possible technical difficulties with minimum disruption. Staying on topic Assignment one due.||2|
|Week9||Pre-production for the interview. Mise-en-scene||1, 2|
|Week10||Re-caps on interviews. Wraping the interview.||2|
|Week11||Shooting the interviews – location production Assignment 2 due|| 1, 2, 3
|Week12||Shooting the interviews – location production Assignment 2 due||1, 2, 3|
|Week13||Listen back to interviews and note areas for improvement||3|
|Week14||Feed back from relevant personnel||3|
|Week15||Refine techniques. Assignment 3 due||3|
|Week16||Perform own assessment||3|
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
See Blackboard for online resources.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises - written and practical and in a practical project.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS
1. In class exercises showing:
- understanding of the varieties of purposes of interviews.
- A demonstrated understanding of the varieties of styles of interviews.
- A demonstrated understanding of framing questions
- A demonstrated understanding of (eg) cultural, ethnic, age components of likely responses to questions and a willingness to work according to these differences
2. Written profile of interview
3. Summary of the line of questioning
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK
4. Conduct Interviews
Interviews are to be conducted on location at a time arranged with your teacher. (weeks 12 and 13 approx - final student numbers, class sizes and facilities will determin production dates and times). Assessment includes a self evaluation of your performance as a director. This is due in Week 16.
Your assignment will be assessed using the following grades:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism
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:
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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