Course Title: Conduct interviews

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Barbara Gliddon
Phone: 9925 4072
Email: barbara.gliddon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

none

Course Description

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

Element:

Conduct interviews

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the main purpose of an interview and factors that may affect how the interview is
conducted.
1.2 Become familiar with topics and interviewees by reading and making notes from a range of information sources.
1.3 Develop, and organise in a logical sequence, questions that elicit information relevant to the topic.
1.4 Refine questions by anticipating answers interviewees may give.
1.5 Seek expert advice on issues that could result in a breach of laws or regulations.
1.6 If necessary, develop confidence in the line of questioning by discussing issues with relevant personnel and rehearsing interviews.
1.7 Write short links to introduce topics and interviewees and to forward-promote interviews.
1.8 Where appropriate, obtain prior agreement from interviewees to broadcast interviews and give advance notice of key line of questioning.
1.9 If necessary, book facilities and equipment required to conduct interviews according to
enterprise procedures and production equirements.
 

Element:

Plan and prepare for interviews

Performance Criteria:

TBA

Element:

Evaluate own Performance.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish an atmosphere that elicits the best possible response from interviewees.
2.2 Adopt an interview style that is appropriate for the topic, interviewee and target audience.
2.3 Introduce interviewees, follow prepared line of questioning and listen to answers to identify further questions that could be asked.
2.4 Conduct unplanned lines of questioning, if necessary, to enhance the quality and content of interviews.
2.5 Recover presentation errors and respond to equipment malfunction with minimum disruption to flow of interview.
2.6 If necessary, bring interviewees back to the topic being discussed.
2.7 If appropriate, provide a brief recap on the topic and interviewee for listeners who may not have heard the start of an interview.
2.8 Wrap up interviews in the given time and thank interviewees for their contribution.
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit you will be able to
plan, prepare and an conduct interviews for broadcast.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class activities:
• lectures
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• screenings
• class exercises
• analysis/critique of students’ work

Out-of-class activities:
• independent project based work
• writing and reading assignments
• online and other research
• independent study


Teaching Schedule

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.

WeekIntroduction to class content.OtherElements
Week1The purpose and style of the interview. 1
Week2Screening of interviews from previous productions. Compare and contrast various productions. 1
Week3Refining your questions. (Done in class.) Possible legal aspects of interviewing. 1
Week4In depth interviewing. Rehearsing techniques in class time.Relationship with interviewee during the shoot. Communicating process, style and purpose of the intervw to interviewee. 1
Week5Links, voice - overs. and music. Agreement with interviewee/s. Scheduling one-to-one meetings with the teacher. 1
Week6Location scouting and preparing for production for interview. No face to face class this week.  You are required to select a location no  more than 10k from RMIT, photograph it, prepare your draft of interview questions and bring the photograph and questions and any other relevant material  to your one-to-one meeting with.the teacher which will be scheduled for next week or the week after. 1
Week7One half of the class to meet with teacher at scheduled time (see above) the other half of the class is preparing for the shoot for example, securing location permission, copyright, re-drafting questions, researching the interviewee’s subject matter. 2
Week8One half of the class to meet with teacher at scheduled time (see week 5.) the other half of the class is preparing for the shoot for example, securing location permission, copyright, re-drafting questions, researching the interviewee’s subject matter. 2
Week9Flexibility during the interview. Unplanned questions. Recovering from possible technical difficulties with minimum disruption. Staying on topic .Pre-production for the interview. Mise-en-scene 1, 2
Week10Recovering from possible technical difficulties with minimum disruption. Staying on topic .Pre-production for the interview. Mise-en-scene 2
Week11Shooting the interviews – location production (no face to face class)  1, 2, 3
 
Week12

Shooting the interviews – location production (no face to face class)

Depending on student numbers, resources and changed circumstances, productions may extend into week 13/14.

  1, 2, 3
Week13

Individual screenings for the teacher with verbal feedback from the teacher ( this is usually doen in chronolgical order from the first production to the last; individual times will be assigned and the interviews will be shown to the teacher eith on student’s lap tops or in the computer lab.)

 1, 2, 3
Week14Individual screenings for the teacher with verbal feedback from the teacher ( this is usually doen in chronolgical order from the first production to the last; individual times will be assigned and the interviews will be shown to the teacher eith on student’s lap tops or in the computer lab.) 3
Week15Each student refines his or her own work in post production. 3
Week16 Delivery of completed interview to teacher for summative assessmnent . 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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


Other Resources

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

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

  • A demonstrated 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. Delivery  (to the teacher) of a written set of questions for the interviewee and attendance at one-to-one meeting with the teacher for a discussion of the above.


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK 
3.  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 determine production dates and times).

For Conduct Interviews the content of each interview will be assessed.

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


Assessment Matrix

 

 

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.

 

These are available through the course contact in Program Administration

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
 

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