Course Title: Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2495

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

GRAP2495

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2495

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (M249)

GRAP2495

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (M249)

Course Coordinator: Dr Emsie Arnoldi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3623

Course Coordinator Email: emsie.arnoldi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will have the opportunity to extend your professional practice knowledge and skills by working directly with industry. You will select one study option from a range of choices which may include a global intensive*, a practice-based studio, an internship‡ or an industry project. Your choice must be negotiated and agreed to by your course or offering coordinator.

This course is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for master’s degree students as part of a core or elective course option in their program. This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

* A global intensive is offered infrequently, pending interest, global pandemic and economic environment, and other unforeseen relevant impacts.

‡ An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation must be completed before commencing each placement/internship (local and international). International placements/internships must be registered and processed through the School of Media and Communication WIL team and/or RMIT Global Mobility, as advised by your course or offering coordinator. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to Changes or cancellation of WIL activities in the WIL Guideline.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgement and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice and discipline.
  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences. 
  • Master a body of knowledge and specific technical skills to progress your professional career within the contemporary media and communication arena.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse and discuss key characteristics and emerging issues of global practice in media and communication contexts.
  2. Plan, develop and manage projects to meet client objectives, working collaboratively to achieve organisational and personal goals.
  3. Reflect upon your personal and professional learning and critically analyse your contribution to the professional setting, making connections between academic knowledge and skills and practical applications.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Advertising students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/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 Tasks

Assessment 1: Project Proposal (Individual) 20% Addressing course learning outcomes: 1, 3

Assessment 2: Project Progress Report (Individual/Group) 20% Addressing course learning outcomes: 2, 3

Assessment 3: Project Report (Individual/Group) 40% Addressing course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Assessment 4: Personal Reflection (Individual) 20% Addressing course learning outcomes: 3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures, and instructions.