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.

MEDIA STUDIO ALLOCATIONS – SEM 1 2020

PLEASE READ ALL BELOW…. VERY CAREFULLY

Here is the Allocation list for semester 1 media studios and
here is the Studio Times and Places.

You should now enter or adjust your myTimetable preferences before Mon  10 Feb (5pm) when Timetable preferencing for your other courses closes (note that this system is not ‘first in, first served’ either)
And a reminder:
– Mon 17 Feb – myTimetable re-opens for adjustment/re-allocation of your other courses (studio changes not permitted)
– Mon 2 Mar – semester one classes begin

*IN myTimetable – PLEASE DON’T ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO CHANGE YOUR MEDIA 3/MEDIA 5 (STUDIO) TIMES*as these will automatically be entered for you sometime soon. Don’t click, change, touch or think about them – please. They will 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 lecture/screening 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 often 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 1 2020 again

Happy studio-ing

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

Semester 1 2020 Media Studio descriptions 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 3 and MEDIA 5 in Sem 1 2020 should fill in the ballot. (Don’t fill it in if you are only doing MEDIA 1 – we have other plans for you!).
  • The ballot is not ‘first in, first served’ so take a little time to read and consider the studio descriptions before filling in. You can adjust your preferences while the ballot is still open.

Download the  Media Studios Book Sem 1 2020.

For the ballot:

  • The ballot will close 11.59pm on FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY. Any entries after this time and date won’t count for the allocation process.
  • 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 is not a guaranteed *selection* but an indication of preferencedepending on what is popular you may not get your first or second 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 new studios led by staff who have taught them in a studio before. If a studio is similar to one you’ve done before then it is advisable not to nominate it as a preference. Variety is important for everyone.

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

[no, you haven’t missed it … the ballot link is coming … ]]

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.

KEY DATES

    • Wed 5 Feb – Students advised of their studio allocations including class days and times [these will be automatically entered in your myTimetable]
    • Mon (5pm) 10 Feb – Timetable preferencing for your other courses closes (note that this system is not ‘first in, first served’ either)
    • Mon 17 Feb – myTimetable re-opens for adjustment/re-allocation of your other courses (studio changes not permitted)
    • Mon 2 Mar – semester one classes begin

**Do not fill in any preferences/times etc for your Media 3 or Media 5 course in myTimetable preferencing at any stage** – these will be pre-filled for you after that initial timetable system preferencing period finishes on 10 February.

Thanks for reading to the end!

Ballot process for semester 1 2020 (COMM2626 Media 3 and COMM2628 Media 5)

UPDATE: GO HERE for description book and ballot form.

 

Allocation to media studios is determined by a balloting process for each semester in which students nominate their top three choices from a much wider range after reading the studio descriptions booklet.

These are the relevant dates for this process for semester one allocations next year:

  • Fri 24 Jan – Studio Description Book sent/available and Ballot opens
  • Fri 31 Jan (11.59pm) – Ballot closes
  • Wed 5 Feb – Students advised of there studio allocations [these will be automatically entered in your myTimetable]
  • Mon (5pm) 10 Feb – Timetable preferencing for your other courses closes
  • Mon 17 Feb – myTimetable re-opens for adjustment/re-allocation of your other courses (studio changes not permitted)
  • Mon 2 Mar – semester one classes begin

Communication about the ballot will be via student email but also posted to http://www.mediafactory.org.au/studios/.

Balloting will only be accepted for correctly enrolled students.

Any students in China at the time of the ballot who are unable to access the ballot form link due to internet restrictions may email me during the ballot period with their preferences.

Wishing you a happy and safe break from your studies and look forward to seeing you all next year in the studios.

Media Studio ALLOCATIONS – Sem 2 2019

Here is the Allocation list for semester 2 media studios and here is the Timetable_Media Studios Sem 2 2019_3 Jul (updated ).

You should now enter or adjust your myTimetable preferences before next Monday (1/7) at 5pm.

*PLEASE DON’T ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO CHANGE YOUR MEDIA 2/MEDIA 4 (STUDIO) TIMES*as these will automatically be entered for you. Don’t click, change, touch or think about them – please. They will 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 lecture/screening 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 … ). Often you can take those other courses in a different semester.

We’d appreciate if 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 2019 link again.

Happy studio-ing

Thanks

Brian Morris

Paul Ritchard

(Studio Co-Coordinators)

Sem 2 2019 Media Studio Descriptions and Ballot

Please read all of this 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 2019 should fill in the ballot. (Don’t fill it in if you are only doing MEDIA 6 – we have other plans for you!).
  • The ballot is not ‘first in, first served’ so take a little time to read the studio descriptions before filling in. You can adjust your preferences while the ballot is still open.

Here is the Media Studios Book Sem 2 2019 link.

For the ballot:

  • The ballot will close 11.59pm on WEDNESDAY, 19 JUNE. Any entries after this time and date will be disregarded.
  • 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 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. Many comparable media degrees give absolutely NO choice in the kind of classes you might take as well as minimal electives – so we think you get a pretty fair shake of the sauce bottle in the BComm Media.
  • We reserve the right to not allocate students to new studios led by staff who have taught them in a studio before. If a studio is similar to one you’ve done before then it is advisable not to nominate it as a preference. Variety is important for everyone.

Any questions about particular studios should be sent in the first instance to Studio Co-Coordination, Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au

[no, you haven’t missed it … the ballot link is coming … but first …]

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE CONTACTING US SAYING YOU ‘DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO ACCESS THE BALLOT FORM’
You must submit your response from YOUR RMIT google account:
The easiest way is to log into your RMIT google drive. We’d suggest having one browser (eg Chrome) for your RMIT email and google drive and another (eg Firefox or Safari) for your personal stuff. You may need to log out of your other personal google accounts before logging in to your RMIT google drive.

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

KEY DATES

    • Studio descriptions released:  Wed 5pm, 12 June
    • Studio ballot is open:  Thurs, 13 June – Wed 19 June, 11.59pm
    • Allocations released:  Mon 5pm, 24 June

TIMETABLE – preferencing for second semester is open from 19 June – 01 July  [Semester 2 begins Mon, 22 July]. It is not ‘first in, first served’.

**Do not fill in any preferences/times etc for your Media 2 or Media 4 course in Timetable preferencing at any stage** – these will be pre-filled for you by us/timetabling after that initial preferencing period finishes on 01 July.

->Just make sure you enter preference times for Story, Place and Media and your context course that do not clash with your allocated studio – once notified on 24 June.

(*And a reminder for students new to studios, the studio *is* your Media 2 or Media 4 class for the semester – there isn’t anything extra. You will just have the two scheduled classes each week for the studio. For your information, here is a copy of the semester 2 studio timetable (still subject to change) for semester 2. It might not be obvious but we definitely don’t allocate students according to their timetable preferences).

One final, FINAL thing – the streaming of studios:

This semester we’re beginning to implement a process by which the studios are badged in the descriptions as belonging to one of three streams: craftcommunityconceptual.

It builds on our recognition of patterns of past studios in terms of their orientations to production, media studies etc; staff discussions about what approaches characterise the BComm Media; and student feedback and requests to do something similar to this in terms of signalling what kind of studio they are preferencing.

Here are some initial parameters which will obviously evolve as we iterate.

  • craft  – studios that have the exploration of a specific media form, genre or set of making techniques at their heart (though they still draw on appropriate theories – practice-based and scholarly to drive that making)
  • community – any studio involved in a partnership with an organisation external to the University; any studio involving a collaboration with another program at RMIT
  • conceptual – have a strong emphasis on concepts/ideas which drive the making in the studio: often in these studios students will have quite a degree of choice in the media form that they can explore those concepts through

This is a transitional semester for the streaming. We’re moving eventually to a system where we may require students to take at least one studio from each stream. But we won’t be making that compulsory for current students. 

Happy reading and preferencing. Thanks for reading to the end!

Sem 2 2019 Studio allocation + timetable timeline

This only applies to students who will be enrolled in Media 2 and Media 4 . (If you are going in to Media 6 you’re doing something different to a studio in your final Media ‘capstone’ course).

    • Studio descriptions released:  Wed 5pm, 12 June
    • Studio ballot is open:  Thurs midday, 13 June – Wed 19 June, 11.59pm
    • Allocations released:  Mon 5pm, 24 June

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

Do not fill in any preferences/times etc for your Media 2 or Media 4 course in Timetable preferencing – these will be pre-filled for you after that initial preferencing period finishes. Just make sure you enter preference times for Story, Place and Media and your context course that do not clash with your allocated studio (once notified).

**NOTE – the Studio Ballot and University Timetable Preference system are not ‘first in, first served’.**

The studio ballot form will be available at this website on the day it opens. You will need to be logged in to your rmit email/google account and logged out of any other google accounts to have permission to access it.

REMINDERS and NOTIFICATIONS will be posted on this site as well as sent to your student email (though that depends on you being correctly and currently enrolled in Media 2 and Media 4 for semester 2).

Inquiries to the Studio Co-Coordinators – Brian Morris and Paul Ritchard.

Semester 1 2019 Studio ALLOCATIONS (& TIMETABLE)

Here are the studio ALLOCATIONS and here is the studio TIMETABLE.

You should now enter or adjust your myTimetable preferences before next Monday (11/2) at 5pm.

PLEASE DON’T ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO CHANGE YOUR MEDIA 3/MEDIA 5 (STUDIO) TIMES – these will automatically be 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).

Before anyone contacts me about wanting to change or clashes with context or elective courses please read the FAQs.

Thanks

Brian Morris (Studio Coordinator)