Course Title: Undertake project work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM7879C

Course Title: Undertake project work

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital 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

Nicole McKinnon
nicole.mckinnon@rmit.edu.au
99254375

Kieran Doolan
kieran.doolan@rmit.edu.au
99254110

Nat Bates
nat.bates@rmit.edu.au
99254815

Nominal Hours: 60

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

N/A

Course Description

This unit of competency, Undertake Project Work BSBPMG522A is delivered in the class Design Studio 2, together with Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501A and Establish Networks BSBREL401A. This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to successfully undertake project based work of a fixed duration in the interactive and digital media industries.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

Element:

2. Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop project plan in line with the project parameters
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project-management tools
2.3 Formulate risk-management plan for project, including work health and safety (WHS)
2.4 Develop and approve project budget
2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
2.6 Finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

Element:

3. Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
3.2 Provide support for project team members , especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
3.3 Establish and maintain required record-keeping systems throughout the project
3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
3.6 Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables

Element:

4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
4.2 Ensure transition of staff involved in project to new roles or reassignment to previous roles
4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain necessary sign-offs for concluding project

Element:

5. Review project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
5.2 Involve team members in the project review
5.3 Document lessons learned from the project and report within the organisation

Element:

1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation
1.2 Define project stakeholders
1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters
1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives
1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project


Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this unit you will have experienced and developed the skills required to independently undertake fixed term projects in the interactive and digital media industries.


Details of Learning Activities

Students are required to make extensive use of the lynda.com database and associated University library facilities, in researching and developing digital imaging, graphic and motion design, interactive and animation skills and techniques. Structured online learning resources for this course can be found in the c5218 Undertake Project Work Blackboard course and program shells. Resources for Design and Drawing 2, can be located on the c5218 Interpret and respond to a design brief Blackboard course and program shells.

Learning activities for this course include structured classroom activities such as team research and presentation tasks, animation and design races, project milestones, discussion and individual feedback.

Students are encouraged to make full use of class time, open studio time and University computer lab and equipment resources. You are advised to look at the course Blackboard page for ongoing updated information.

In class learning activities may include, but are not limited to:
* lectures
* peer teaching and class presentations
* group discussion
* teacher feedback
* online research
* independent project based work
* teacher directed group activities/projects
* work shopping of students? own projects

Out of class activities may include, but are not limited to
* online research
* work shopping
* independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WkDesign Studio 2Design & Drawing 2AssessmentsUndertake project work
BSBPMG522A
Establish Networks
BSBREL401A 
Ensure a Safe Workplace
BSBWHS501A
1

Intro to Design Studio 2

Define scope for animations, interactive and web projects.
Explore resources for workplace safety and industry networking.

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 

Intro to Design and Drawing 2

Present the course guide & required assessment tasks to the class.
Design Drawing (still life tone).

Briefs, concepts and clients.
Indesign interface, page layout and master pages.

 1, 2, 31, 21, 2
2

Film screening

Investigation of a creative production process - What is a schedule, synopsis and project treatment?

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 

Web Search & Presentation
Design Drawing (Still life) cross hatching
The design principle of Hierarchy
Indesign revision
 
 1, 2, 31, 21, 2
3Studio class and project feedback - A01

Design Project 2 - Student directed concept development and pre-production tasks.
 
Design Drawing (still life colour drawing)A01 - Project Concept - Concept documentation, safety quiz, industry research report for Design Project 2.1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2
4

Film screening

Investigation of fundamental pre-production processes and documentation - What is an animatic? What is an interactive prototype?

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.
 

Design Drawing (The female figure standing)
Vector Graphic Type Animation
 1, 2, 31, 23, 4
5

Film screening

Explore resources for workplace safety (Worksafe Victoria) and industry networking (Industry organisations, peak bodies, online communities)

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.

Design Drawing (The figure female seated)
Design principle of positive & negative
 1, 2, 31, 23, 4
6A02 - Project Pre-production - Presentation of animatics or prototypes

Design Project 2 - Student directed pre-production tasks.
Design Drawing (The figure Female colour drawing)
Design principle Proximity
A02- Project Pre-production - Pre-production documentation, safety poster, business plan for Design Project 2.1, 2, 31, 2, 33, 4
7Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A02

Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 N/A 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
8

Film screening

Studio class and project feedback - A03

Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 N/A 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
9

Film screening

Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 N/A 1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
10

Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 70% finished projects - functioning interactive prototypes or completed animation over animatics.

 N/ADesign Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 70% finished projects - functioning interactive prototypes or completed animation over animatics.
 

1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
11Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 N/A 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4

 

 

MID SEMESTER BREAK

     
12Film screening

Industry Speaker - TBA
Studio class and project feedback - A03
 
Design Project 2 - Student directed production tasks.
 

 N/A 1, 2, 3, 41, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
13Design Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 100% finished production - completed interactives (coding, design), completed animations (animation, composite, edit)
 
 N/ADesign Project 2 progress presentation

A03 production milestone: Present 100% finished production - completed interactives (coding, design), completed animations (animation, composite, edit)
 

1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
14Film screening

Design Project 2 - Student directed post-production tasks (Sound edit and mix, titles, credits, project mastering)
 

 N/A 1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4
15Design Project 2 - Student directed post-production tasks (Sound edit and mix, titles, credits, project mastering) N/AA03- Completed Design Project 2 - Complete project mastered for presentation. (progress presentations wk 10 and 13)
 
1, 2, 3, 4, 51, 2, 31, 2, 3, 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Resources and useful links will be supplied via Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include ongoing class exercises and design and development of various interactive, animated and composited projects.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for A03 - Completed Design Project 2 - (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric). Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

A01 - Project Concept - Concept documentation, safety quiz, industry research report for Design Project 2 due week 3. (Ungraded)

A02 - Project Pre-production - Pre-production documentation, safety poster, business plan for Design Project 2 due week 6. (Ungraded)

A03 - Completed Design Project 2 - Complete project mastered for presentation (progress presentations wk 10 and 13) due week 15. (Graded)

Grades used in this course are as follows:

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

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you 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 including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress (web link)
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
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

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