Course Title: Digital Media Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Technologies

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


RMIT Vietnam Saigon Sth Campus


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Darrin Verhagen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3718

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an introduction to the principles and industry standards of digital media, focusing on how digital media technologies are used to create and deliver content across multi-platform applications. You will explore audio, imaging and video production practice, and investigate how to integrate digital media technologies into systems that align with project requirements. You will also reflect on social issues and the implications of social and environmental awareness in developing your design.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Apply theory and technical skills to capture and produce high quality digital media (sound, images, video).
• Discuss and apply industry standards in digital media to implement integrated audio-visual systems.
• Investigate and assess the most appropriate technology for the development of digital media productions.
• Produce media that can be distributed across a broad range of platforms in collaboration with others.
• Discuss ways in which design and technology are influenced by social issues.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

• Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.
• Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: