Unit description

Develops students' knowledge of the theory and practice of digital multimedia communication and production. Students apply previously learned skills in digital media by integrating text, still images, audio, video and animation, to the planning and development of a basic online animated production.

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction & history

  • Classic animation history, theory and techniques overview
  • New wave of animation techniques as applied to new and traditional media forms

Module 2: Pre-production, design & production

  • Project planning, development and construction
  • Sound and video in animation

Module 3: Broadening horizons & conclusion

  • Interactivity
  • Feedback and evaluation
  • 21st-century animation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Unit tasks15%
Project proposal and plan25%
Animation project40%
Reflective writing20%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Unit tasks15%
Project proposal and plan25%
Animation project40%
Reflective writing20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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