Course Title: Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Studio 5: Specialisation Project

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2589

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

COMM2589

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

COMM2590

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet3 2017

COMM2590

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021

COMM2738

Melbourne transfer to Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Spring2015

Course Coordinator: Shaun Wilson

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: shaun.wilson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM2591(Melb)/COMM2592(VN) Digital Media Studio 4: Client Solutions

OR

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  Further information: Credit at RMIT


Course Description

In this studio, you will further develop practice in your digital specialisation (interactive media, digital video, digital audio or digital environments) and design a major work, which responds in an innovative way to a complex set of design problems. Through the production of this specialised project, you will develop your professional skills including research and creative design. You will also explore emerging industry trends.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development against the following Program Learning Outcomes:   • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on the role, application and implications of digital media works in both local and international contexts. • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in divers contexts within the discipline. • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline. • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study. • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, in which to base your professional practice or future study.

 


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

  1. Research, discuss and evaluate contemporary theories and practices in a digital specialisation.
  2. Investigate and apply design theory and technology to respond to creative digital briefs.
  3. Apply appropriate production processes for cross-platform project delivery.
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate your own work and that of your peers, in relation to emerging industry trends.


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 that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.   Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

 

Assessment Task 1 (10%) “Initial Response Presentation” In this assessment task, you will present your initial design responses to the brief at hand. Linked to course learning outcomes: 1   Assessment Task 2 (20%) “Milestone Presentation” In this assessment task, you will present your progressions and designs representing a halfway milestone in the delivery of the briefed project. Linked to course learning outcomes: 2, 3.   Assessment Task 3 (40%) “Final Project Presentation”  In this assessment task, you will present your final, resolved design in response to the brief. Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3.    Assessment Task 4 (30%) “Final Project Reflection and Critical Analysis”  In this assessment task, you will reflect on and critically analyse your final, resolved design as presented in Assessment Task 3. Linked to course learning outcomes: 4.