Course Title: Mentorship

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: COMM5121

Course Title: Mentorship

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6045 - Advanced Diploma of Arts Professional Screenwriting (Film,Television and Digital Media)

Course Contact : Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

cameron clarke
9925 4908

Nominal Hours: 68

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

Pre-requisites: Completion of all the core level 1 modules
Co-requisites: Writer and Production, Career Management

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to give participants in-house experience by working with prominent and approved professionals throughout the industry, and from appropriate organisations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBB500 Mentorship

Learning Outcomes

1. Participate in mentorship within industry.
2. Evaluate work placement environment, personnel and opportunities.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will secure and fulfil a 68 hour placement within the industry, and report on that placement.  Students will be expected to negotiate and organize their own placement.  
The course coordinator/ teacher will approve arrangements and the scope of the position.

Teaching Schedule

Initial introductory class followed by a minimum of two individual consultations.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

 Suggested reading material will be provided in class by teacher.
Handouts provided in class by teacher
Internet access through RMIT Library
Final Draft program on several computers in RMIT Carlton Library and Main Library
Publications & dvds/videos through RMIT Library, community libraries, video libraries and other sources

Overview of Assessment

Stusents are required to:
- Organise and complete industry placement
- Write a placement report
- Complete a progress reporting
- Complete a mentor evaluation 

Assessment Tasks

I. Organize and complete placement 60%

•    Organize placement and obtain teacher approval. Complete necessary documentation prior to commencement.

•    Engage in script writing, development or editing work in production company or on approved project, through observation, and where possible involvement in the writing process or other related tasks, such as writing sample scenes or scripts for the production and if possible obtaining feedback from host company.

•    Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communication skills at all times, and complete all tasks assigned in the workplace to an acceptable standard.

•      Maintain a mentorship journal

•     Complete agreed hours of attendance.


2.  Placement Report 20%
•    Describe roles and responsibilities of relevant personnel, methods of accountability, scheduling, briefs, etc.

•    Evaluate collaborative working process

•    Record all tasks allocated, opportunities for observation of script development and production process and writing tasks undertaken.

•    Evaluate placement experience in light of personal career development goals.

•   Maintain a workplace diary

•    Submit written report of placement           
      (approx. 1500 words)


3. Progress Reporting 10%

•   Report to coordinator or class
     on work experience as required


4.  Mentor Evaluation 10%

•   Report from mentor/ placement host, in the form of a letter of reference


Assessment Matrix


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