Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6257C

Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

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: Stephen Skok
Phone: 03 - 9925 4015
Email: stephen.skok@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Andrew Harrison

Phone: 03 - 9925 4350

Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 45

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

 In this competency you will explore and cover descriptive, emotive and creative lighting for a range of screen productions. This course is delivered with CUFCAM401A VART5931C Shoot a wide range of television content.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Element:

 1. Research light and its relationship to photo imaging

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and review historical and contemporary lighting techniques and technology for descriptive and emotive lighting
1.2 Identify and review contemporary theories on the nature of light for descriptive and emotive lighting
1.3 Identify and review photo imaging lighting technologies and their response to light
1.4 Evaluate currency and credibility of information gathered and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad
1.5 Prepare a shoot list for a range of lighting experiments and confirm lighting techniques and schema with appropriate people

Element:

 2. Experiment with light and resolve lighting problems for complex subjects

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Source and apply shoot requirements to identified range of lighting experiments
2.2 Explore interior and exterior subjects in a range of locations in the experimental process
2.3 Apply OHS processes and standards in the experimental process
2.4 Apply lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process
2.5 Review performance and adapt lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process

Element:

 3. Apply descriptive and emotive lighting in a photo imaging context

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Produce a series of photo images using appropriate lighting techniques and technology
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of lighting techniques and technology in the production of photo images
3.3 Wrap up process and reinstate equipment
3.4 Catalogue, store and maintain research reference material and work samples
3.5 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from application of photo lighting principles


Learning Outcomes


 On successful completion of this competency you will be able to demonstrate descriptive and emotive photo lighting for screen productions.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• demonstration and practical application
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• screenings
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• group planning & development of camera & lighting assessments.

Out-of-class activities include, but are not limited to,
• reading set texts
• research
• screenings
• production work
• independent project based work.
 


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.

Semester 1
WeekClass ContentAssessment dueElements
1• Overview of the course, assessment and facilities
• OH&S: Risks and Hazards, safety requirements for correct equipment handling and technique, safety requirements for the TV studio (teaching space)
• Crew roles and responsibilities
• Essential knowledge written task
• Introduction to HD video camera operations and handling: JVC GY-HM700/750
• Introduction to professional lighting for digital video: safety, equipment handling, types of lights, lighting terminology

Formative Task 1
Essential knowledge quiz (non-graded).
 

CUFCAM401A:
1,7,15,20,21,22
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.3,2.3
 
2 • Revision of week 1
• OH&S: Camera, tripod and field monitor Risks and Hazards
• Operation of professional production equipment: HD video camera & tripod
• Recording: SDHC cards, formatting, formats, slate
• Camera shot fundamentals: focus, frame, filters, f-stop
• Aims of lighting and illuminating the subject
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,16,19,20,
21,22,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,2.3 
3• Revision of week 2
• Electrical safety – volts, amps, watts, GPO’s, cables
• OH&S: Risks and Hazards lighting operation: heat, glare, stands, shot bags, liquids, cables, lighting placement, pack up procedure
• Introduction to 3 point lighting: basic set up
• Introduction to Composition and Framing
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,13,16,19,
20,21,22,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2
2.3,3.3
4• Revision of week 3
• Introduction to Sound Recording
• OH&S: Sound recording kit Risks and Hazards
• Introduction to the Sound Recording Kit – connection, operation, handling technique, troubleshooting, cable coiling
• 3 point lighting – illuminating the subject; offside and onside key
• Visual quality of light – hard and soft light sources
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,19,20,21,22,23,
24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.3
5Essential knowledge written task
• Revision of week 4
• Integrating the sound kit into the production – recording dialogue, atmos track, location sounds and room tone (buzz track)
• Composition and framing – shot selection, camera height, camera angle
• Integrating lighting into the production: a natural style of subject illumination using 3 point lighting
• Includes class exercises and discussion
Formative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
6• Revision of week 5
• Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2
• Preparation for Formative Assessment 3
• Composition and framing: shot selection, camera height, camera angle, pan, tilt
• Focal length and focal distance
• Camera and Lighting plans
• Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
• Lighting an interview using 3 point lighting – offside and onside key
• Visual quality of light – hard and soft light sources
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3,3.4 
7Practical Exercise: Shooting an Interview
• Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2 at conclusion of class
Formative Task 3CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
8Practical Exercise: Shooting an Interview
• Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2 at conclusion of class
Formative Task 3CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
9• Revision of weeks 1 to 8
• Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 2
• Preparation for Summative Assessment 1
• Equipment operation and revision:
• Camera – calibration, operation, recording format
• Sound Recording – mixer, mic, boom
• Lighting – fixtures, stands, diffusion
• 3 point lighting – offside key
• Revision – OH&S: Camera, lighting, sound recording
• Finalise camera and lighting plans
 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
10Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
11Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time
Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
12Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Rolling assessments will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard
Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
13Interview Production – Summative Assessment 1
Note: Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time
Summative Task 1 CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
14• Revision of weeks 1 to 13
• Review and feedback of Summative Assessment 1
• Introduction to drama shooting
• Camera movement: tripod mounted pan, tilt, height and framing
• Introduction to lighting for drama
• Lighting for dramatic mood and texture: single point lighting, position, height, visual quality and modelling
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4 
15• Revision of week 14
• Continuity filming – 2 character shot set up
• Crossing the line and the 180 degree rule
• Shot selection, framing, composition and eye lines
• Lighting the scene – 2 character drama lighting set up
• Visual and textual lighting continuity
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4
16• Revision of week 15
• OH&S: Camera and sound recording Risks and Hazards for hand held and shoulder mounted camera operation
• Camera movement: shoulder mounted and hand held
• Maintaining focus, framing, continuity and composition
• Lighting plans for drama shoots
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,
2.2,2.3,2.4,3.1,3.3,3.4
Semester 2
WeekClass ContentAssessmentElements
 1• Revision of weeks 1 to 16 from Semester 1
• Essential knowledge quiz
• Preparation for Drama Productions (Sum. A2)
• OH&S: Camera, tripod, field monitor and dolly Risks and Hazards
• Camera movement: shot motivation using a dolly
• Location lighting: interiors
• Includes class exercises and discussion
Formative Task 4
Essential knowledge quiz
CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,2.3 
 2• Revision of week 1 (Semester 2)
• Composition and focus pulling
• Depth of field – focus and distance of subject, background and foreground, focal length, filters, exposure, shot selection and composition
• Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
• Location lighting – interiors: Mood, tone & style
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 3• Revision of week 2 (Semester 2)
• Composition, focus pulling and camera movement
• Depth of field – interior and exterior locations
• Positioning the Sound Recordist and mic placement
• Mixed lighting – colour temperature and lighting gels
• Location Lighting – interiors/exteriors, emphasise and subduing elements of the shot
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3 
 4• Revision of week 3 (Semester 2)
• Interpreting the brief – shot selection, composition, camera movement, exposure and sound recording
• Correcting mixed lighting: colour temperature and lighting gels
• Indirect and diffused lighting
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,10,11,13,14,
15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
22,23,24,26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 5Practical Exercise: Camera movement, composition and lighting – Formative Assessment 3Formative Task 5CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 6• Revision of week 5 (Semester 2)
• Review and feedback of Formative Assessment 3
• Equipment operation revision and preparation for Summative Assessment 2
• Troubleshoot production equipment issues
• Includes class exercises and discussion
 CUFCAM401A:
1,4,5,6,7,13,14,16,18,
19,20,21,22,23,24,25,
26
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3,3.4 
 7Major Production – Summative Assessment 2

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 8Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5 
 9Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 10Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 11Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 12Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 13Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 14Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 15Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5
 16Major Production – Summative Assessment 2
Note: Rolling assessments of your will take place. Please read the Camera-Lighting-Sound Assessment Schedule for your appointment time - handout and on Blackboard

Crew roles will change with each production.

Summative Task 2CUFCAM401A:
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
11,12,13,14,15,16,17,
18,19,20,21,22,23,24,
25,26,27,28,29
CUVPHI518A:
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,2.1
2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,3.1,3.2
3.3,3.4,3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Millerson, Gerald & Owens, Jim 2011, Video Production Handbook 5th Edition, Focal Press, Oxford UK 

Jackman, John 2010, Lighting For Digital Video and Television 3rd Edition, Focal Press, Oxford UK


References

Musberger, Robert 2010, Single Camera Video Production 5th Edition, Focal Press, Oxford UK

Langford, Michael 2010, Langfords Basic Photography 9th Edition, Focal Press, Oxford UK

Katz, Steven 1991, Film Directing Shot by Shot, Michael Wise Publications, USA

Bordwell, David & Thompson Kristin 2012, Film Art: An Introduction 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill, USA

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


Other Resources

- Camera manual for JVC.GY-HM700E
- Camera manual for JVC.GY-HM750E
- www.hoyafilter.com
- Screen Production Guide 2014
- Lynda.com
- Production docs on Screen Blackboard
- Manuals & guides on Screen Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.

This course is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CUFCAM401A VART5931C Shoot a wide range of television content.


Assessment Tasks

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:


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 more substantial summative assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Semester 1


Semester 1
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (ungraded):

1. Essential knowledge written task due Week 1
2. Essential knowledge written task due Week 5
3. Interview camera & lighting prac task due Week 7-8

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (graded):
1. Video production of an approved interview. Rolling assessment due dates; see rolling assessment schedule. (Blackboard).

All assessments to be finalised by no later than end of semester 1 Week 16.

Semester 2
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS (ungraded):

4. Essential knowledge written task due Week 1
5. Location prac assessment task due Week 5

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK (graded):
2. Production of an approved short film. Rolling assessment due dates; see rolling assessment schedule. (Blackboard)

All assessments to be finalised by no later than end of semester 2 Week 16.

 

 

Grading criteria for the graded assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site. 
You 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

Other purchases
:

You will also be required to buy your own 1-2Tb Thunderbolt/Firewire/USB3 hard drive. We recommend La Cie D2 or similar. As well it is your responsibility to BACK UP all your video and related files. We do not provide storage.

You will also be required to purchase your own SD cards (minimum card specs will be provided at the start of semester) on to which you will record your video and sound. You may also need a card reader if you don’t already have one.

Please delay your purchase till the start of the semester 1, when we will provide further advice.

Production and crewing:

You will be required to crew on fellow students’ productions and you will not be able to use outside crew on RMIT productions. Your fellow students will also be required to crew on your productions. Production schedules will be determined by program staff and are subject change due to student numbers, facilities, equipment, staffing, weather and the like.


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 


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.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
 

Student Progress

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 
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

Work Placement:

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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