Course Title: Interdisciplinary Communication Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interdisciplinary Communication Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023


Singapore Inst of Management


345H Media and Communication


Offsh2 18,
Offsh2 19,
Offsh2 20,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh3 22


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


345H Media and Communication


Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023

Course Coordinator: Maria Stratford (Melbourne) / Lucinda Strahan (SIM)

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5203 / +61 3 9925 1054

Course Coordinator Email: /

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, we investigate the interdisciplinary climate of media and communication industries. A strong focus on the processes of team and project work allows you to identify and develop the skills that high functioning media and communication professionals rely on to move from project-to-project in an increasingly atomised industry. In small and interdisciplinary teams, you will be working towards a project brief provided from either a range of different studio clients or you develop your own project and explore how the disciplinary understandings developed in your studies so far can work together with principles and approaches from other areas to address communication problems. The project work invites you to test and experience the challenges, possibilities and potential of interdisciplinary project work. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future studies
  • plan produce and evaluate innovative content, optimising uses of technology that meets the needs of stakeholders in an international environment
  • work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental social awareness and ethical and reflective practice

If you are enrolling in this course as an elective, it will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.


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

  1. Compare and contrast different professional perspectives and approaches across the communication disciplines.
  2. Identify and apply principles and strategies for working in interdisciplinary teams.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration and project management within an interdisciplinary team.
  4. Critically reflect on your role in projects, the collaborative process of working in interdisciplinary teams and areas for improvement for your future professional practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be involved in a range of learning activities centred around the development and completion of collaborative projects. The learning activities include:
lectures, seminars, presentations, guest speakers, workshops, problem solving sessions, individual and group based reflection, receiving and providing feedback.

It is expected that you will regularly attend classes and collaborative group meetings where you will report and reflect upon individual and group progress on a regular basis, provide and receive constructive evaluation and criticism and engage in discussion of interdisciplinary issues

Overview of Learning Resources

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

In this course you will be working on a range of projects and accessing resources specific to project work in your discipline. You will also investigate other disciplines and may need to access academic and industry resources relevant to those disciplines for example AV equipment and facilities, general and specialised computer labs.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies  

The Library provides guides on academic referencing:  and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment in this course will be based on an evaluation of the project outcomes as well as individual reflections on the process of its development. Assessments will cover the P.I.E.S framework for project development: Plan, Implement, Evaluate, Showcase.

  • Plan the project in a team.
  • Implement the project according to a deadline.
  • Evaluate the project outcome and reflect on the process.
  • Showcase the project to share with peers and/or client.

Assessment Tasks: Melbourne & Singapore

Assessment Task 1: About You, 20%, CLOs 1 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Project Research and Development, 20%, CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Project Completion, 30%, CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: Reflection, 30%, CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Tasks: Vietnam

Assessment Task 1: Profile, 20%, CLOs 1 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Project Kickstart and Concept Proposal, 20%, CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Project Pitching and Report, 30%, CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: Digital Portfolio, 30%, CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment