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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: 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
1.1 Identify the main purpose of an interview and factors that may affect how the interview is
Plan and prepare for interviews
Evaluate own Performance.
2.1 Establish an atmosphere that elicits the best possible response from interviewees.
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.
|Week||Introduction to class content.||Other||Elements|
|Week1||The purpose and style of the interview.||1|
|Week2||Screening of interviews from previous productions. Compare and contrast various productions.||1|
|Week3||Refining your questions. (Done in class.) Possible legal aspects of interviewing.||1|
|Week4||In depth interviewing. Rehearsing techniques in class time.Relationship with interviewee during the shoot. Communicating process, style and purpose of the intervw to interviewee.||1|
|Week5||Links, voice - overs. and music. Agreement with interviewee/s. Scheduling one-to-one meetings with the teacher.||1|
|Week6||Location 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|
|Week7||One 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|
|Week8||One 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|
|Week9||Flexibility 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|
|Week10||Recovering from possible technical difficulties with minimum disruption. Staying on topic .Pre-production for the interview. Mise-en-scene||2|
|Week11||Shooting the interviews – location production (no face to face class)|| 1, 2, 3
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|
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|
|Week14||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.)||3|
|Week15||Each student refines his or her own work in post production.||3|
|Week16||Delivery of completed interview to teacher for summative assessmnent .||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
- 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
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available through the course contact in Program Administration
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
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:
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)
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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