Course Title: Collaborative Media Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Collaborative Media Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Polly Stanton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0188

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B009 F04 R039-2

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will collaborate with peers, Industry and staff to develop and create one or more small original production project/s. You will explore professional practice, forms and processes involved in making projects for a contemporary media audience.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for MC188 Master of Media and GD180 Graduate Diploma in Media. 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.

You may have the option to undertake an industry placement* as an aspect of this course. Details of this will be provided by the Course Coordinator.

Placement Option Requirements
*An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through RMIT Global Mobility. 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:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practices and techniques of professional media production.
  • Employ appropriate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to solve problems associated with your creative work.
  • Work collaboratively to plan and produce media projects.
  • Undertake research into contemporary media and communication theory and practice to explore possible industry and career directions.

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

  1. Examine and critically discuss media theory related to media production projects.
  2. Analyse and assess technical and production issues related to media production projects.
  3. Collaborate on media production projects from production to distribution.
  4. Critically reflect on the process, strengths and weaknesses of the project work.
  5. Critically reflect on your contribution to the project/s. 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, studios, group activities and individual research. This course will simulate real-world production practices in a studio context.

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 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

Task 1: Project Pitch (AT1) [25% Linked CLO's: 1,2,5]

Task 2: Project Review (AT2) [25% Linked CLO's: 1,2,4,5]

Task 3: Project Screening (AT3) [50% Linked CLO's: 1,2,3,4,5]

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

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 Equitable Learning Services 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 and exams.