Course Documents and Assignments
The course outline for Concept Development is available for download here. Please note that the correct assessment percentages are listed below (not in the PDF document):
Assessment consists of the following three items:
1. Work in progress – one HTML page outlining Final Project and timeline. Presented in class. [ 20 % ] Due Week 6.
2. HTML Creative Project / Final written assignment [ 50 % ] Due Week 13
3. Participation (within class and on blog posts / links, comments /
relevant research ). [ 30 % ]
1.Work in Progress
This will be presented in class on week 6 – and will include at minimum:
- a brief pitch that explains succinctly what the project is, why it is interesting
- a basic HTML page for the project
- a production timeline for the rest of semester ( including further research, engagement with networks )
2. (A) HTML Creative Project / (B) Final written assignment:
A) During the semester you will explore to research, plan and develop a creative project with a significant online presence.
The project must include:
- self-produced audio and/or video
- multiple HTML pages hosted @ RMIT
- a layered and considered approach to how text, photos, audio and video are used together
- significant use of creative commons media files
- links to blog posts illustrating the process behind the end result
- connections / engagements with several different sites and networks
- documentation of work in progress
- support material / background ( similar to extra content on DVDs )
B) An accompanying written component (2000 words) for your Creative
Project should include:
- Creative rationale/artist statement: what makes you tick? context: where do you fit into the lineage of the music community. What are you trying to communicate with your writing/music/business?
- A succinct explanation of your project, and the ideas behind it, its overall merits and a discussion of which aspects have been successful or less successful.
- An explanation of how the viewer can explore more meaningfully/in-depth into your project, once they’ve landed on your initial project page.
- A description of how multiple strategies were employed for engaging specific audiences and networks
- Evidence of relevant academic research, and a bibliography with a minimum of 6 articles of depth. ( ie They should be exploring ideas relevant to your assignment. )
- Note: this written document can sit within your Final Project’s HTML pages, or can be linked to on a separate HTML or blog page you have created.
Submit by 5PM Monday 7 June by emailing the full, correct URL for your creative project to your tutor.
Given that much of this subject revolves around peer based collaboration and participatory culture, there is a strong participation component in the assessment for this course. Assessment in class participation will assess
participation in group exercises and peer feedback, as well as online participation such as course relevant blog posts, link and comment feedback for peers and documentation of research.