Industry Investigation Project B

Subject FLTV90012 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours per semester

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Students propose and carry out an investigation aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of new and emerging practices in designing for screen. The project must be focused on a specific role or practice that is having an impact of the way designers operate in this field. They may choose any screen-based context to perform their investigation where design plays a key role such as film, television, television commercials, music videos, internet broadcasts, computer gaming environments.

Students are required to share their findings and insights with other students in the form of an oral presentation, written analysis and documentation of the process they undertook during this project. The investigation may include an internship on a professional production if this aligns with the desired outcomes of the project.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • Propose a highly targeted investigative project
  • Identify multiple sources of information relevant to designing for screen
  • Source and utilise current literature and thinking about designing for screen
  • Present findings with clarity and insight

Investigation Proposal (1000 words equivalent)

  • Scope of intended area of investigation
  • Project goals and outcomes
  • Structure and timeframe of investigation

Due mid semester, worth 20%

Project Presentation (4000 words equivalent)

  • Oral presentation of findings (10 Minutes, equivalent 1000 words, worth 20%)
  • Written analysis of findings (2000 words, worth 40%)
  • Documentation of Investigative process (1000 words, worth 20%)

Due end of semester

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed

  • The ability to perform deep research and analyse their findings
  • The ability to articulate and pass on insights gained through their investigation
  • A deep understanding of a specific area within the field of designing for screen
Related Course(s): Master of Production Design for Screen

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