FLEX semester 2021 Media Studio Descriptions and Ballot Form

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Due to current COVID circumstances, all three studios will be taught completely online for this flex semester

Any queries  should be sent to both Studio Co-Coordinators:
Brian Morris,  brian.morris@rmit.edu.au &
Paul Ritchard paul.ritchard@rmit.edu.au

The Studios

If you are new to studios, the allocation process to your studio is not done through timetabling, it is through the ballot below. Allocation is at the discretion of the studio coordinators Brian and Paul. 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. 

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 etc. 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.

Download the  Media Studio Descriptions Book – 2021 Spring Flex

Semester dates 01/11/2021 – 17/12/2021
Contact hours: 2 days per week, 5 hours per day (11.30am-2.20pm and 3.30pm-5.20pm )

Studio Times:

DECONSTRUCTING/RECONSTRUCTING GENRE Filmic explorations in the implosion of genre
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Wednesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

DIRECTING PERFORMANCE Investigating acting performance as a core component on screen
Monday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

POETIC VIDEO Listing the everyday
Tuesday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20 &
Thursday 11.30-2.20 and 3.30-5.20

The Ballot

  • 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 by emailing Paul AND Brian.
  • 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.
  • The ballot will close 11.59pm on Thursday 7 October. Any entries after this time and date won’t count for the allocation process.
  • You will receive your studio allocation by Monday 11th of October

>>>THIS IS THE LINK TO BALLOT FORM where you should enter your preferences. Please read the studio descriptions before entering your preferences.

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