Course Title: Video 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Video 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Aaron McLoughlin

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 9817

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 7 Level 3 Room 24

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to make an apointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses Imaging 2 (GRAP2358) and Design Studio 2 (GRAP2359) before you commence this course.

You should undertake 2D Animation 1 (VART2987), 3D Animation 1  (VART2988), and Interactive Media 1 (OART1013) at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice. These are co- requisite courses.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisites and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. For your information: RMIT Course Requisites policy

Course Description

This course represents an introduction to Video Production that will provide pathways for specialisation within the second year and the third year of the program. The Bachelor of Arts (Animation & Interactive Media)  program focuses primarily on the time-based mediums of animation and video production and interactive media investigations. However you need not feel limited by the primary focus, as new technologies as well as creative innovation provide unlimited scope for a variety of outcomes.

Building on knowledge acquired across all courses within the first three semesters of the program, you will identify and develop the necessary conceptual skills and software requirements necessary to engage the time-based medium. In undertaking this course for specialisation in time-based multimedia, your culmination of skills must be contextualised within the discipline. The rapid evolution of digital technologies represent an essential influential factor of this course.

Skills acquired in this course are directly transferable to and built upon by a number of courses including specialist workshops throughout the program. A major component in this course is the upkeep of an online journal used for recording your personal creative development process and practical achievement.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Develop & design storytelling & narrative structures, visual systems, navigation, structures and devices for communication outcomes
  • Visualise, structure, develop and apply authoring systems for effective multimedia & time based media outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Fluent usage of relevant time-based software applications
  • Develop an understanding & appreciation of genres & conventions
  • Apply original, creative & innovative solutions to individual project outcomes
  • Analysis and critique of published works 
  • Exploration of character & plot devices used within contemporary story, myth & legend
  • Prepare visual, audio & text based material
  • Collect, create, evaluate & edit content
  • Respond creatively to project briefs
  • Complete projects assigned out of class time
  • Involvement in peer & individual based critique

Overview of Learning Activities

Studio classes are delivered via a week-by-week series of lectures and tutorials progressively enabling you to assimilate the necessary skills for completion of this course.

This course enables effective usage of peer analysis and review, pre-production visualisation and post-production skills for successful completion of assignments given.

In addition to one on one consultation, supervising lecturers within this course illustrate solutions to problems of inspiration, and production skills, design or communication by referring you to relevant examples of published work in a variety of formats. The student-centered approach to learning and flexible design of this course provides the opportunity to identify and target appropriate roles within the industry based upon a personal assessment of your own individual goals and aspirations, strengths and abilities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems

Many of the resources you will be expected to use are computer-based or computer peripherals and these resources will be provided in the school’s computer laboratories.

You may need to use digital content acquisition tools such as cameras and sound recording equipment: these will be available for student-loan; you will organize the loan of such equipment yourselves from the program’s equipment store.

You should make uses of wider university resources such as its libraries, their print and audio-visual collections and, if appropriate, the University’s Learning Skills Unit.

Some course components may be presented in lecture theaters. You will be advised of the time and lecture theate location of such presentations.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Assignments may include short film production, class presentations and research documents related to the course.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more

An assessment charter () summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.