Course Title: Extend cultural research expertise

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6334C

Course Title: Extend cultural research expertise

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced 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: Nicole McKinnon
nicole.mckinnon@rnit.edu.au
99254375

Nominal Hours: 50

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 is delivered in the local class Research 4. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to independently research and engage with current cultural debate in the creative industries, and with cultural history and theory.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVRES601A Extend cultural research expertise

Element:

1. Situate own practice in the wider context

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Reflect on the nature of own practice and its relationship to the broader contemporary cultural context

1.2. Explore the relationship of individual practice to particular aspects of cultural history and theory

1.3. Consider how own work connects to or diverges from the work of other professionals

1.4. Analyse the ways in which individual practice has evolved, and the influences that have affected this evolution 

Element:

2. Extend research capability

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Investigate ways to extend individual research to support professional practice and self-development

2.2. Develop potential areas of research based on current or planned developments in practice and broader areas of interest

2.3. Conduct in-depth analysis of critical writing as part of an ongoing research practice 

Element:

3. Refine and articulate own positions and ideas

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Evolve personal ideas based on developing research activity and critical analysis

3.2. Participate in current cultural debate with peers and within the wider community

3.3. Seek and apply critical feedback from others

3.4. Develop substantiated ideas on cultural topics

3.5. Develop and present information in formats that meet professional and relevant academic standards and conventions  


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to engage in a self-directed independent research process.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• screenings
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

 

Weeks Weekly class content Assessment tasks
1

 

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Life in the Digital Age – what does that mean?<o:p></o:p>

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<font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>Introduction to Assessment task 01: Undertake research and present the way in which digital media has impacted on our culture and your own practise. (ungraded) Due week 3

 
 
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Digital media and it’s impact on our culture<o:p></o:p>

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 Present: Assessment task 01: Undertake research and present the way in which digital media has impacted on our culture and your own practise. (ungraded)


Due this week

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Researching and Critiquing Digital Media<o:p></o:p>

<font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>Introduction to Assessment task 02: Research a Mobile App (App or game) or website that falls short of it proposed use and come up with a design to develop and improve it. Part 01 Research due: week: 08 Part 02: Development due: week 11 (Graded)
 

           


 

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Researching and Critiquing Digital Media<o:p></o:p>

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 Assessment task 02: Research a Mobile App (App or game) or website that falls short of it proposed use and come up with a design to develop and improve it.

Part 01 Research. (Graded)

Due this week.

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Development of Digital media based on Research<o:p></o:p>

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Development of Digital media based on Research<o:p></o:p>

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Assessment task 02: Research a Mobile App (App or game) or website that falls short of it proposed use and come up with a design to develop and improve it.

Part 02 Development. (Graded)

Due this week


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Resources and useful links will be supplied via Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through completion of a number of self-directed research activities, and the application of learned skills.


Assessment Tasks

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


Assessment task 01: Undertake research and present the way in which digital media has impacted on our culture and your own practise. Due week 03 (ungraded).

 

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<font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>Assessment task 02: Research a Mobile App (App or game) or website that falls short of it proposed use and come up with a design to develop and improve it.

Part 01 Research due week 8, (Graded)

Part 02 Development due week 11 (Graded)

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

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competence 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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

www.rmit.edu.au/students

 Cover Sheet 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

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.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback 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. 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

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