Flex Term Media Studios November-December 2021

Media Studio Flyer – Flex 2021 for details

We are pleased to announce preliminary details of the 2021 Flex Term Media Studio courses.

Each studio course gains 24 points credit and is run intensively over six weeks (i.e. double the usual weekly contact hours) in mixed course groups

Who needs to take these courses?

You must enrol in one of these courses if you:

  • started the BP221ACC 2.5 year accelerated program in July 2021 and don’t have a course credit for Media 2
  • failed a studio and need to repeat it

Those of you who don’t fit into these categories might still like to consider doing a studio to lighten your study load in a future semester.

Studio Co-Coordinators

Brian Morris (email: brian.morris@rmit.edu.au) and
Paul Ritchard (paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au) – please email both re inquiries

STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – SEM 2 2021

Hi all

PLEASE READ ALL

MyTimetable preferencing opens today.

Please don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio.
Remember that all lectures are online and recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue.

Your studio times will be automatically entered into the timetable system – towards the end of the timetabling process.

If you have been allocated to an On-Campus studio (this is stated at the end of the studio title) and aren’t able to come on campus, please get back to us ASAP

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days in and/or travel time and so on.
We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):
Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au

Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

Thanks for reading to the (almost) end!

See the studio you‘ve been allocated to here.

Below is the timetable – each studio has two classes per week (3 hour + 2 hour) and you need to be available to attend both of them:

studio name prac 1 room prac 2 room
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA Online Only Monday 2.30 to 5.30 online Thursday 12.30 to 2.30 online
COOKING UP A STORM Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Thursday 11:30-13:30 online
EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30 online
REAL TO REEL Online Only Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 online Thursday 1.30 – 4.30 online
A CAPITOL IDEA! On Campus Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Friday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62
CANON FODDER On Campus Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 12.2.104
DELIBERATE FILM On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104
DESIGNING DRAMA  On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Wednesday 3.30 -5.30 12.2.104
INFINITE LISTS On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Friday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62
COLLECTING EMBODIMENT On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104
INSTAGRAM VIDEO On Campus Monday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Thursday 12.30 – 3.30 10.2.62
THE NEWS IS A JOKE On Campus Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Friday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
SCREEN LAB On Campus Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Friday 1.30 – 4.30 12.2.104
SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING On Campus Monday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Tuesday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
TRANSFORMING PUBLIC FUTURES On Campus Monday 12.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 10.2.62

 

 

 

SEMESTER 2 2021 MEDIA STUDIO DESCRIPTIONS AND BALLOT FORM

Please read ALL OF THIS POST to the end and take the time to digest it before you go to the ballot link – apologies for the length but it is all relevant. 

Only students enrolled/enrolling in MEDIA 2 and MEDIA 4 in Sem 2 2021 should fill in the ballot (not Media 6).

It is not ‘first in, first served’ so take your time to read the studio descriptions before filling in the form.

The ballot will close 11.59pm on Wednesday 9 June. (If you miss the ballot you will allocated to a studio where places remain available).

Please ensure you select a different studio for each of your three preferences. If you select the same studio more than once you will be placed in a different studio at the Studio Coordinator’s discretion.

This is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preference – you may not get your first or second choice. Don’t sweat it – all of the studios are great and missing out on a particular one this semester won’t ruin your degree experience or CV.

In semester 2 we will run:
-11 studios taught ON CAMPUS (these will combine face-to-face and online sessions)
-4 studios taught ONLINE ONLY

You should not preference any of the ON CAMPUS studios if you will not be in Melbourne for any part of semester 2 or do not want to attend campus.

Accordingly, there are two separate Media Studios descriptions books you can download here:

Here is the timetable – each studio has two classes per week (3 hour + 2 hour) and you need to be available to attend both of them:

studio name prac 1 room prac 2 room
ALTERNATIVE MOBILE MEDIA Online Only Monday 2.30 to 5.30 online Thursday 12.30 to 2.30 online
COOKING UP A STORM Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Thursday 11:30-13:30 online
EXPERIMENT.SCREEN.SENSATION Online Only Monday 12.30 – 3.30 online Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30 online
REAL TO REEL Online Only Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 online Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 online
A CAPITOL IDEA! On Campus Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Friday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62
CANON FODDER On Campus Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 12.2.104
DELIBERATE FILM On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104
DESIGNING DRAMA  On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 12.2.104 Wednesday 3.30 -5.30 12.2.104
INFINITE LISTS On Campus Monday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Friday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62
COLLECTING EMBODIMENT On Campus Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30 10.2.62 Thursday 1.30 – 3.30 12.2.104
INSTAGRAM VIDEO On Campus Monday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Thursday 12.30 – 3.30 10.2.62
THE NEWS IS A JOKE On Campus Tuesday 12.30 – 2.30 10.2.62 Friday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
SCREEN LAB On Campus Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Friday 1.30 – 4.30 12.2.104
SOCIAL SCRIPTWRITING On Campus Monday 3.30 – 5.30 12.2.104 Tuesday 2.30 – 5.30 10.2.62
TRANSFORMING PUBLIC FUTURES On Campus Monday 12.30 – 3.30 12.2.104 Thursday 3.30 – 5.30 10.2.62

Allocations will be finalised and posted here on this Mediafactory site on Tuesday 15th June (5pm). We will send an email to let you know when the post is up.

Timetable preferencing is open for your other courses from Tuesday 15th-28th June (and, again, is not ‘first in, first served’).  The University will not make a read-only timetable for your other courses available before that. Do not try to select your studio in timetable preferencing –  the media studio ballot process happens outside of and is separate to this. You are not permitted/able to change your studio in myTimetable. 

Don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio. Your studio class times will automatically be entered for you in your timetable (but possibly not until after the preferencing period). 

Remember that all lectures are online and/or recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue. 

Requests for studio swaps are only possible in genuinely exceptional circumstances – and these do not include clashes with paid work, internship opportunities, wanting to reduce days in and/or travel time and so on. We appreciate these things are important and real issues but the numbers of students involved in the studios make post-allocation swaps unfeasible and the current system is as equitable as we can get it.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):

Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

Thanks for reading to the (almost) end!

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO THE BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences.

Brian & Paul

Studio Co-Coordinators

BALLOT PROCESS FOR SEM 2 2021 (COMM2625 Media 2 + COMM2627 Media 4)

Allocation to a specific media studio is determined by a balloting process. After reading the studio descriptions booklet you are given the opportunity to nominate your top three studio preferences from the 15 studios on offer.

It is important to note that this process happens outside of – and completely replaces -Timetable preferencing.

Balloting will only be accepted for students correctly enrolled in COMM2627 Media 4 in semester two, 2021.

ALLOCATION TO A STUDIO

The Studio Co-Coordinators Brian and Paul will determine which studio you are allocated to. If you miss completing the ballot within the timeframe below you can still do a studio but will be automatically allocated to one where there is a space. It will not be possible to change that allocation.

TIMELINE

These are the relevant dates for this process:

    • 4th of June Friday (5pm) – Studio Description Book sent/available and Ballot opens
    • 9th of June Wednesday (11.59pm) – Ballot closes
    • 15th June Tuesday (5pm) – Students advised of their studio allocations [these will be automatically entered in your myTimetable for you – you can not change them]
    • 15th to 28th of June – Timetable preferencing is open for your OTHER COURSES (please note that it isn’t ‘first in first served’)

Communication about the ballot will be via student email to enrolled students  Media 4 and also posted to http://www.mediafactory.org.au/studios/

ONLINE OR ON-CAMPUS

As in last semester, we will be running 4 or 5 studios online to cater for those overseas or who can’t travel into Melbourne

For our planning purposes, it would be a huge help if we know where and how you will be studying next semester so could you please fill out this form

Hope the rest of your semester goes well. If you are returning from a leave of absence or new to the studios we look forward to having you onboard after your well-earned break.

Please get back to us if there are any questions. It’s much easier to answer questions and solve potential issues now than in week 2 of semester 2.

STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – Sem 1 2021

*UPDATES TO ORIGINAL POST – FRI 29/1/21*

  1. Many of the ONLINE only studio times have changed since this post was first published. We’ve shifted morning classes to afternoons as so many off-campus students will be affected by international time differences. (HYBRID studios have not changed)

2. The timetable preference site is incorrectly asking you to enter days and times for Media 3 and Media 5. This is an error. You don’t need to enter anything as your timetable for the studio will be automatically populated as per the information below sometimes in the next couple of weeks. If you have entered something for Media 3/5 don’t worry about it – it will be ignored. *Apologies for the confusion around this*.

Hi all 

See the studios you‘ve been allocated to here .

MyTimetable preferencing opens tomorrow. Please don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio. Remember that all lectures in first semester are online and recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue. Your studio times will be automatically entered for you in your timetable.

Hybrid – COLLECTING EMBODIMENT

Thursday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – FACT CHECK

Friday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – FUTURE MACHINA 

Tuesday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – FUTURE PLAY

Thursday 1.30 – 5.30

Monday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – MAKING SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

Tuesday 9.30 – 1.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – MISS FISHER AND THE PROBLEM OF THE PREQUEL PODCAST

Tuesday 9.30 – 1.30

Thursday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – PLATFORM VIDEO 

Thursday 1.30 – 5.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – REAL TO REEL

Wednesday 1.30 – 5.30

Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – ROOM WITH A VIEW 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE 

Wednesday 9.30 – 1.30

Friday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Hybrid – UNRAVELLING THE REAL 

Friday 9.30 – 1.30

Tuesday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Hybrid – WOMEN BESIDE THE SCREEN 

Tuesday 1.30 – 5.30

Friday 9.30 – 12.30

 

Online only – DELIBERATE FILM

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – IT’S NOT ROCKET SURGERY 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – SEEING THE UNSEEN 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Friday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – SIX MODES OF DOCUMENTARY 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Wednesday 1.30 – 4.30

 

Online only – THE SCENE IN CINEMA 2021 

Monday 1.30 – 5.30

Thursday 1.30 – 4.30

We have devised a method of teaching where (in HYBRID as opposed to ONLINE only studios) once a fortnight there will be:
>>a 4 hour class (face-to-face or online for the online-only studios). Half of the studios start this in week 1 and the other half in week 2 (we’ll let you know which yours is closer to the time), and;
>>in the other week, 2 x 3 hour online classes. One of them starts at the same time as your 4 hour class.

Details of this will be explained closer to semester start. All you need to do is make sure your timetable doesn’t clash.

A final reminder – towards the end of the timetabling process, the times for your studio will automatically be entered into your timetable. Don’t try to change these.

SEMESTER 1 2021 MEDIA STUDIO DESCRIPTIONS AND BALLOT FORM

Please read ALL OF THIS POST to the end and take the time to digest it before you go to the ballot link – apologies for the length but it is all relevant. And there are some variations to the way we usually do this because of (you guessed it) … COVID.

Some initial things to note:

  • Only students enrolled/enrolling in MEDIA 3 or MEDIA 5 in Sem 1 2021 should fill in the ballot.
  • This ballot is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preference – depending on what is popular you may not get your first, second or third choice of studio. Don’t sweat it – all of the studios are great and missing out on a particular one this semester won’t ruin your degree experience or CV.
  • We reserve the right to not allocate students to studios led by staff who have already taught them in more than one studio before.
  • Please ensure you select a different studio for each of your three preferences. If you select the same studio more than once you may be placed in a different studio at the Studio Coordinator’s discretion.

Here’s the important COVID variation to the way studios will run in the first half of 2021:

  • Most studios (12 out of 17) will run in a HYBRID teaching mode of online and fortnightly face-to-face classes (based on the current COVID situation).
    You should not preference any of these studios if you will not be in Melbourne in semester 1 or do not want to attend campus.
  • Other studios (5 out of 17) will run as ONLINE ONLY classes only. These are for students who are unable or unwilling to attend the Melbourne campus in semester one (and they will receive priority in terms of being allocated to these).
  • If you are a Melbourne-based student who doesn’t necessarily mind whether you are in a studio with some face-to-face classes or a completely online one then you may preference any of the 17 studios.

Accordingly, there are two separate Media Studios descriptions books you can download here:

The ballot will close 11.59pm on TUESDAY 26 JANUARY. Any entries after this time and date won’t count for the allocation process. 

Allocations will be finalised and posted here on this website on THURSDAY 28 JANUARY at 5pm. We will send an email to let you know when the post is up.

Allocations will also include your studio class times.

Timetable preferencing opens for you other courses on FRIDAY 29th JANUARY.
Do not try to select your studio in timetable preferencing –  the media studio ballot process happens outside of and is separate to this.

Your studio class times will automatically be entered for you in your timetable. You are not permitted/able to change these in myTimetable. 

Don’t preference tutorial times for your other courses (context and electives) that take place at the same times as your studio. Remember that all lectures in first semester are online and recorded so those kinds of clashes shouldn’t be an issue. 

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):

Paul Ritchard, paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE CONTACTING US SAYING YOU ‘DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO ACCESS THE BALLOT FORM’

You must submit your response from/while logged in to YOUR RMIT email account:

Thanks for reading to the (almost) end!

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO THE BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences.

Brian & Paul

Studio Co-Coordinators

MEDIA STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – SEM 2 2020

PLEASE READ ALL BELOW…. VERY CAREFULLY

Here is the Allocation list for semester 2 media studios and
here are the Studio Times.

*IN myTimetable – PLEASE DON’T ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO CHANGE YOUR
MEDIA 2/MEDIA 4(STUDIO) TIMES*
These will automatically be entered for you sometime soon. Don’t click, change, touch or think about them – please. They will be automatically entered for you.

For all your other courses where you can preference classes make sure you don’t pick times that clash with your two studio classes (as per the timetable you can download in this post).

If there is still a clash with a context tute or an elective course you will need to change the other course (your core Media course, aka the studio, is first priority – it is a BComm Media degree you’re studying for … ) Note: Your other courses’ lectures are recorded so you will only have to change your tute. Or, often you can take those other courses in a different semester.

We’d appreciate it if you don’t write asking for a change of studio because you don’t think it is the right one for you – the allocation doesn’t/can’t work like that. We allocate as fairly as we can based on what we get in terms of preferences and its a complicated beast – but it works pretty well overall in terms of the feedback we’ve had.

All the studios are wonderful. They offer lots of opportunities to pursue work and ideas that interest you within their specific frame. This degree gives so much more choice than any comparative Media production degree in Australia – keep that in perspective.

Here is the Media Studios Book Sem 2 2020 again

Happy studio-ing

Thanks, Paul Ritchard & Brian Morris (Studio Co-Coordinators)

SEMESTER 2 2020 MEDIA STUDIO DESCRIPTIONS, TIMETABLE AND BALLOT FORM

Please READ ALL of this to the end and take the time to digest it – apologies for the length but it is all relevant.

Some things to note:

  • Only students enrolled/enrolling in MEDIA 2 and MEDIA 4 in Sem 2 2020 should fill in the ballot. (Don’t fill this in if you are only doing MEDIA 6 ).
  • The ballot is not ‘first in, first served’ so take a little time to read and consider the studio descriptions before filling in.
  • Do not preference studios that clash with the class times for other course you are already timetabled in. If there is a studio you really want to do but it clashes with class times for another course you are currently enrolled/timetabled in then you could try changing the tutorial allocation (if other times have spaces are available). But,please remember that you may not in any event get your first (or second) studio preference. The Studio Coordinators will not be able to negotiate with individual students regarding timetable issues.
  • All studios will be able to be completed (through online distance learning) by students unable to be in Melbourne.

Download the  Media Studios description book Sem 2 2020.

Download the Media studios Sem 2 2020 timetable.

For the ballot:

  • The ballot will close 11.59pm on THURSDAY, 9 JULY. Any entries after this time and date won’t count for the allocation process. Allocations will be emailed and posted here on this website on TUESDAY 14 JULY, 5pm.
  • Shortly after 14 July your two studio class times will automatically be entered for you in your timetable. You are not permitted/able to change these in myTimetable. 
  • Please ensure you select a different studio for each of your three preferences. If you select the same studio more than once this will render your vote invalid and you will be placed in a different studio at the Studio Coordinator’s discretion.
  • This ballot is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preference – depending on what is popular you may not get your first, second or third choice of studio. Don’t sweat it – all of the studios are great and missing out on a particular one this semester won’t ruin your degree experience or CV.
  • We reserve the right to not allocate students to studios led by staff who have already taught them in more than one studio before.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordinators (please address to both):
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au &
Paul Ritchard paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE CONTACTING US SAYING YOU ‘DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO ACCESS THE BALLOT FORM’
You must submit your response from/while logged in to  YOUR RMIT email account:

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences.

Thanks for reading to the end!

Semester 2 2020 studio allocation timeline

This only applies to students who will be enrolled in Media 2 and Media 4 in semester 2 2020.

(If you are going in to Media 6 you’re doing something different to a studio in your final Media ‘capstone’ course).

Studio descriptions and timetable released: Fri 3 July 5pm
Studio ballot is open: Fri 3 July, 5pm – Thurs 9 July, 11.59pm
Allocations released: Tues 14 July 5pm

Sem 2, Week 1 begins: Mon 20 July

TIMETABLE – preferencing is open from 19 June – 01 July [Semester 2 begins Mon, 22 July]

Please do not fill in any preferences/times etc for your Media 2 or Media 4 course in timetable preferencing – the allocation is carried out via the ballot run by the program.

Note:
Timetable preferencing for all your other courses is open 15-29 June
Your timetable allocation adjustment (for other courses) happens from 6 July

->YOU WILL BALLOT FOR A STUDIO AFTER THE TIMETABLE PREFERENCING AND ALLOCATION DATES

The Studio Description book will be accompanied by a studio timetable so you can preference non-clashing studio times (if you aren’t prepared to change context and elective courses).

Once allocated to a studio (13 July) the two studio class times will automatically be entered for you in your timetable. You are not able to change these.