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 University Vietnam


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:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 1 Room 40

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

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

Course Learning Outcomes

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.

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, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

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.