Course Title: Digital Media Specialisation 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Media Specialisation 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024,
Sem 2 2024


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


370H Design


Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024,
Viet2 2024

Course Coordinator: Liam Gibbons

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Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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 you development against the following 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.

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

  1. Identify and discuss key concepts and principles of your chosen specialist area.
  2. Apply specialist conceptual, technical and design knowledge and skills to Digital Media outcomes.
  3. Analyse, evaluate and make informed judgement on an area of Digital Media problems and situations.
  4. 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 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 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.


Assessment Task 1

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

Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 3. 4. 

Assessment Task 2 (40%)

“Milestone Presentation” 

Linked to course learning outcomes: 2, 4.


Assessment Task 3 (30%)

“Final Project Presentation” 

Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4.


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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.