Course Title: Media and Communication Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Media and Communication Internship

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2639

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

COMM2695

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2016,
Viet2 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

COMM2774

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2639

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex18 (B222)

COMM2639

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (B222)

COMM2639

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (All)

COMM2639

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex22 (B222)

Course Coordinator: Dr Jay Thompson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2021

Course Coordinator Email: jay.thompson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Please contact course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Prerequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Equivalent to the completion of two years of undergraduate study in a media and communication professional discipline.
 


Course Description

Media & Communication Internship helps you develop skills to create, negotiate and broker your own internship opportunity with support and advice from RMIT staff, then gain work experience in your field of practice. It prepares you for employment after you graduate, making you ‘work-ready’, flexible and adaptable. Your internship will be of 80 hours duration and can be with either a local or international employer. You get a chance to pitch your ideas and report back on your experience to your peers and a staff/industry panel.

To enable flexibility with securing an internship, you can elect to extend your internship duration by an additional 40 hours up to a maximum 120 hours total. These additional hours will not be assessed but will be covered by RMIT insurance.

Industry Internship Requirements
An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each internship (local and international). International internships must be registered and processed through RMIT Global Mobility (Melbourne) / RMIT Career Development and Employment (Vietnam).  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 

If you are enrolled in BP222 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • 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
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If you are enrolled in BP325 Bachelor of Digital Film and Video you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Select and use contemporary tools, methods and approaches to envision, develop and produce digital film and video work
  • Communicate with a range of stakeholders to plan, organise, execute and evaluate team-based and self-managed digital film and video projects
  • Apply critical and creative thinking skills and use self-reflection to develop ethical and professional capabilities 


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify where your skills and capabilities intersect effectively with the needs of industry.
  • Apply and practice good communication skills in a variety of professional and/or cultural contexts.
  • Apply your developing professional skills and knowledge in order to engage with a workplace environment in your field.
  • Reflect and evaluate where your experiences might lead you professionally, for future employment.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

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

The course involves formal classes both before and after the internship, which initially prepare you for undertaking the work experience, then allow you to evaluate and share the knowledge and skills you have gained from the process.

You can expect to receive industry/community feedback.


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 Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/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 may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Essay, 35%, CLO1, CLO2 and CLO4 

Assessment Task 2: Behavioural interview practice, 25%, CLO1 and CLO2

Assessment Task 3: Internship Documentation, 40%, CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3 

 

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

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