Course Title: Multimedia

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Multimedia

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Matthew Watts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5089

Course Coordinator Email: rmit.training.fs.team.leaders@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

The demand for multimedia skills in the job market has grown significantly due to advancement of new technologies and a desire to produce creative online content in a range of industries.  Students will investigate how text, graphics, colour, and sound are combined to create a finished moving image product. Focusing on animation and video, student will create a narrative for a particular theme, purpose or audience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.


Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply the rules of, and expectations for, academic study and assume responsibility for your own actions to work effectively as an individual and/or as a member of a group;
  2. Develop and express ideas through independent reading, the creation of images, and the collection and interpretation of data and information; 
  3. Communicate ideas with clarity, logic, and originality in both spoken and written English;
  4. Construct coherent arguments, narratives or justifications of issues, problems or technical processes when undertaking analytical, practical or creative tasks; and
  5. Use a range of contemporary digital and learning technologies, tools and methods common to the discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore how technical, symbolic, generic and narrative codes are used to create meaning in a range of professionally produced moving images
  2. Document the creative process from pre-production to post-production explaining the technical, visual, audio and text choices made in the production of   motion graphics
  3. Create stylistic motion graphic products using animation and video.
  4. Reflect on the use of stylistic features and visual language in the creation of a moving image product.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes a blend of didactic, active, and collaborative learning activities designed to meet the needs of international students. The course encourages the process of inquiry, application and reflection through student centred learning and teaching activities including practical work in studio environments and laboratories . In doing so, there will be a focus on the development of critical and analytical thinking skills that promote problem solving, independent research skills and group work. Students will develop their technology skills through engagement in formative and summative assessments. The course will maximise the use of the learning management system by incorporating flipped and blended methodologies. This may be complemented by guest lectures, excursions and speakers with discipline specific work life expertise to further connect content to the professional world and generate opportunities for reflective practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available through RMIT’s learning management system,  Canvas. In addition to assessment details and a study schedule, you will also be provided with links to relevant course information, class activities and communication tools. 

Other learning resources are also available online through RMIT Library. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Academic and learning support is provided through Study Success at RMIT Training. The Foundation Studies home group program will also provide support, navigating university systems, advice on living and studying in Melbourne as well as explaining RMIT university policy and procedures.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

 Assessment Type Assessment Description  Weighting 
 Structured Folio Tasks

Three tasks each worth 10% each chosen to develop skills at pre-production, production and post-production.

  • Storyboard a 50-word story
  • Sound/Angles/Colour- Group task
  • Write a 500-word review on a short film
 30%
 Production - Animation

Students will develop a 15 - 20 second animation based on a theme.

The task will be considered in three parts:

  • Pre-production 10%
  • Production 10%
  • Post-production 10%
 30%
 Production - Film

Students will produce a moving image 30 second video from footage and stills based on a theme.

  • Pre-production 10%
  • Production 10%
  • Post-production 10%
  • Write a Critical Reflection 10%
 40%