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