Course Title: Sound and Image

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sound and Image

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


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 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Polly Stanton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0188

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, Level 4

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will examine and interrogate the established conventions of media production, and the techniques that support them. You will explore a range of contextual issues surrounding the media industries that support sound and image.

You will work on a variety of small collaborative projects and activities across a number of media forms including audio and video. These projects and activities are designed to develop your technical skill, ability to critique aesthetic components, and theoretical understanding of media production and forms, especially in collaborative media production contexts and for diverse audiences.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practices and techniques of professional media production.
  • Work collaboratively to plan and produce media projects.
  • Critically reflect on your own work to demonstrate autonomy, good judgment and ethical responsibility.

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

  1. Critically analyse professional media production in terms of aesthetics, communication and technology.
  2. Assess media forms in terms of process, production mode and aesthetics.
  3. Create and produce stills, audio and video production projects.
  4. Collaborate on media projects for diverse audiences.
  5. Reflect upon and evaluate your own project work.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, studios, group activities and individual research.

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

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 reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

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 manager 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.

ASSIGNMENT 1: Practice-led Research - 30% (Individual) Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2

ASSIGNMENT 2: Practice-led Research - 30% (Individual) Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ASSIGNMENT 3: Practice-led Research - 40% (Individual) Linked Course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5