Course Title: Digital Media Specialisation 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Specialisation 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2753

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

COMM2754

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Mr Thomas Penney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1248

Course Coordinator Email: thomas.penney@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a specialist area of Digital Media such as interactive media, digital video, digital sound, digital environments, or another related area of interest in this rapidly developing field.

In studios you will explore the design and application of your chosen specialist area to solve digital production problems in various situations.

Your choice should reflect your current areas of interest as well as potential for your future development.

There is a balloting process, where you nominate preferences from the range of offerings.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.


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

  • Identify and discuss key concepts and principles of your chosen specialist area.
  • Apply specialist conceptual, technical and design knowledge and skills to Digital Media outcomes.
  • Analyse, evaluate and make informed judgement on an area of Digital Media problems and situations.
  • Communicate specialist design ideas to digital media practitioners.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


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 relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Digital Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


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 practical and theoretical 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.

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

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1

“Digital Media Design Problem Response” (30%).

In this assessment task, you will present your initial findings on a design problem.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Identify and discuss key concepts and principles of your chosen specialist area.
  • Analyse, evaluate and make informed judgement on an area of Digital Media problems and situations.
  • Communicate specialist design ideas to digital media practitioners.


Program learning outcome

  • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.

 

Assessment Task 2

“Milestone Presentation” (40%).

In this assessment task, you will present your progressions and designs representing a halfway milestone in the delivery of a project.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Apply specialist conceptual, technical and design knowledge and skills to Digital Media outcomes.
  • Communicate specialist design ideas to digital media practitioners.


Program learning outcome

  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.

 

Assessment Task 3

“Final Project Presentation” (30%).

In this assessment task, you will present your final, resolved design in response to the brief.


This assessment will cover the following:

Course learning outcomes

  • Identify and discuss key concepts and principles of your chosen specialist area.
  • Apply specialist conceptual, technical and design knowledge and skills to Digital Media outcomes.
  • Analyse, evaluate and make informed judgement on an area of Digital Media problems and situations.
  • Communicate specialist design ideas to digital media practitioners.


Program learning outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.