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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
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:
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.
Initial introductory class followed by a minimum of two individual consultations.
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
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
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