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Commercial experience in multimedia systems A ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Pauline Koppel

Berwick Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Students will work 12 hours per week for a 15 week period (or the summer equivalent) at a commercial multimedia studio. All projects will be driven by client requirements and timetables. Work will be supervised and subject to formal peer review by unit participants and formal review by peers and an academic lecturer. In the context of this unit, multimedia systems will include any multimedia presentation, website, online service, digital video or print content for delivery via, for example, the Internet, CD-ROM, DVD or print publication.

Assessment: Students will be assessed by SMS in conjunction with the sponsoring organisation. 20% mid-placement evaluation based on production criteria 30% end-placement evaluation based on production criteria 20% staff assessment of student's overall contribution (i.e. to design reviews, attitude, attendance, and quality / business system participation) 20% work placement portfolio, including work diary 10% student oral presentation at end of placement

Contact Hours: 12 hours work per week at sponsoring business location for the duration of a standard Semester (15 week period). An equivalent total hourly period will be required for the summer semester.

Prerequisites: To be eligible for an industry placement, a student must have completed all first year and second year, first semester, core units of a School of Multimedia Systems bachelors degree. Application by other students within the Faculty with equivalent standing will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must submit an application, including a folio of their work and undertake an interview with the sponsoring business and SMS staff as part of a formal selection process.

Corequisites: Nil

Prohibitions: BUS2000, BUS3000, MMS3901