Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Industry Portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Animation, Games and Interactivity Industry Portfolio

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2604

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2604

City Campus

Postgraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: John Power

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: john.power@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will extend your critical and reflective skills in order to develop, refine and represent your identity as a professional practitioner within your chosen field. You will engage with industry to contextualise your own practice and to develop professional connections and networks.

A focus of the course will be applying appropriate strategic frameworks to the curation of your professional portfolio. You will also develop a professional online identity, applying strategies for the web based distribution and promotion of work and the development of online communities of practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development against the following Program Learning Outcomes:

• Articulate and apply extensive knowledge of narrative, visual and interactive media through contemporary studio forms, systems and devices. • 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.


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

  1. Apply reflective and critical skills to the development of a professional folio of innovative works.
  2. Compare and contrast the practice of local and international professional practitioners, in order to contextualise your practice within the field.
  3. Critically discuss and develop strategies for the future development of your professional identity.
  4. Design and develop a strategic online presence appropriate to your practice.
  5. Research and incorporate findings on contemporary and emerging industry practice and requirements into the strategic development of your folio and identity.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research. Industry context will be provided through formal interactions with established practitioners and organisations within lectures, studio tours, portfolio critiques and mentoring relationships.
 


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.

This course has the following three assessment tasks:

• Assignment 1 (15%)    Community of Practice: Leadership    Linked to course learning outcomes 2 and 3.

• Assignment 2 (35%)    Folio 01: Work In Progress    Linked to course learning outcomes 1, 4 and 5.

• Assignment 3 (50%)    Folio 02: Identity and Portfolio    Linked to course learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Briefs and assessment rubrics for all assessment tasks will be made available in Canvas at the commencement of the course. Students are expected to attend and contribute to class, including providing peer review and peer learning.

Oral feedback on assessment tasks will be provided in class and written feedback via the grading rubric.

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

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