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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the skills and concepts essential to the production of a range of contemporary media forms. The unit emphasises important narrative principles operating across contemporary media forms, and the production processes that are shared by all creative digital forms.

Unit content

Thia unit explores a range of issues in contemporary digital media including:

  • Narrative and digital media
  • Digital media production skills
  • New and emerging online media forms

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of pre-production processes in digital media productionCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate an understanding of the principles of narrative and storytelling in media productionKnowledge of a discipline
3apply a working knowledge of the terminology, processes, and equipment used in digital media productionKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4write, plan, and contribute to the creation of short digital media works.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of pre-production processes in digital media production
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of narrative and storytelling in media production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply a working knowledge of the terminology, processes, and equipment used in digital media production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. write, plan, and contribute to the creation of short digital media works.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Project50%
Participation10%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hrs (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Project50%
Participation10%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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