Course Title: Media 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media 1

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Liam Ward

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3742

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you are introduced to the practices and values that inform the academic studio-based learning model used throughout the Media degree. You will learn to create media, individually and collaboratively, and to situate and evaluate your work in relation to contemporary industry and academic contexts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your discipline in both local and international contexts.
  • Reflect upon, direct and evaluate your own learning.
  • Initiate, produce and evaluate media projects and be able to adapt your practice in a complex and changing world.


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

  • Analyse and discuss media objects in terms of disciplinary frameworks.
  • Analyse and evaluate your own learning styles.
  • Explore and use a range of production technologies to make media.
  • Reflect upon and explain your creative choices in individual and group contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning is enabled through problem-based tasks that require you to make media that respond to prompts generated by current debates and research within media studies and industries. The course is the first step in building and challenging your knowledge of media through experimental making and critical reflection on the associated processes and discoveries.

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.

Extensive use of resources from the School of Media & Communication Technical Store, radio edit suites, video edit suites and the computer labs are required. Security swipe card access is required to access these spaces. The broader resources of the library and the AFI Research Collection will also be valuable for students in this course.

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 may include project work, written reports and presentations.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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.

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