Course Title: Conduct interviews
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
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
10. Establish an atmosphere that elicits the best possible response from interviewees
Evaluate own Performance.
18. Listen back to interviews and note areas for improvement
Plan and prepare for interviews
1. Identify the main purpose of an interview and factors that may affect how the interview is conducted
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.||
|Week1||Introduction to course. The purpose and style of the interview.||1|
|Week2||Screening of interviews from previous productions. Compare and contrast various productions.||1|
|Week3||Refining 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.||Formative 1||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.||Formative 1||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||Shooting the interviews – location production (no face to face class)||1,2,2|
|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 14/15
|1, 2, 3|
Individual screenings for the teacher with verbal feedback from the teacher. (this is usually done in chronolgical order from the first production to the last; individual times will be assigned and the interviews will be shown to the teacher either on student’s lap tops or in the computer lab.) This is a formative assessment task.
|Formative 1||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.) This is a formative assessment task.||Formative 1||1,2,3|
|Week15||Each student refines his or her own work in post production.||3|
|Week16||Delivery of completed interview to teacher for summative assessmnent .||Summative 1||3|
Class notes as delivered in class time. Various dvd of interviews as shown in class.
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 essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.
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.
Interviews are to be conducted on location no more than 10k from the RMIT city campus. These will take place in weeks 10 - 13 approximately ; ( final student numbers, class sizes and facilities will determine production dates and times).
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS
1. Delivery (to the teacher) of a written set of questions for the interviewee and attendance at one-to-one meeting, at an agreed time,for a discussion and feedback.
This meeting should reveal the following:
1. A demonstred understanding of the production requirements for the interview including mise-en-scene.
2. A demonstrated understanding of the varieties of styles of interviews including the tone of the questions and their suitability to the topic and the interviewee.
3. A demonstrated understanding of framing questions.
4. A demonstrated understanding of (eg) cultural, ethnic, age components of likely responses to questions and a willingness to work according to these differences
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK
Conduct Interviews- a completed interview production shot on digital video.
For Conduct Interviews the content of each interview will be assessed against the formative assessment requirements and the completed production.
This will include evaluating if the content is aligned with the choice of style of interview, its production values including mise-en-scene, the interviewees response to the questions and evaluating its connection to its topic and suitabiity of editing and overall post-production.
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
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit:
. Effective interviewing and communication techniques.
.Understanding the consequences of breaching laws and regulations that apply to broadcasting.
.Ability to listen critically to what intervieweees say and to conduct unplanned lines of questioning with confidence.
.Interviews recorded overa period of time that demonstrate an ability to interview people on a range of topics.
.Collaborative approach to work.
The major learning experience involves class 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
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.
Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
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 go to Academic Integrity
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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