Course Title: Introduction to Digital Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Digital Communication

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Ella Chorazy

Course Coordinator Phone: Please contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Although we all engage with digital settings in our everyday lives, professional use of digital communication requires advanced knowledge and skills for effective use. This course introduces you to professional practices, key social issues and creative applications in digital communication. You will develop your knowledge of digital communication’s uses in professions, industries, society and everyday life, and gain skills in developing and managing compelling digital content. You will develop critical skills for assessing digital issues, content and practices based on evidence and analysis. You will also gain skills and knowledge to explain key concepts in digital communication and professional practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

This course contributes to the following BP354 Bachelor of Professional Communication Program Learning Outcomes: 

  • PLO2: Examine current debates about digital communication, its role in society and industry, and account for wider implications.
  • PLO3: Apply basic research skills to build evidence-based positions and analyse case studies.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  1. Use common professional digital tools to produce creative outputs; 
  2. Examine current debates about digital communication, its role in society and industry, and account for wider implications; 
  3. Apply basic research skills to build evidence-based positions and analyse case studies. 
  4. Identify key digital communication industries, professions and practices. 

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

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

Digital resources (short introductory videos, reading material, notes and short activities) will be provided on Canvas.  

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 Professional Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help as well as a range of 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 Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Team case study presentation 
Weighting: 30% (group) 
Addressing course learning outcomes: 1, 2 & 3 
Assessment Task 2: Creative portfolio and summary 
Weighting: 30% (Individual) 
Addressing course learning outcomes: 1 & 4
Assessment Task 3: Essay 
Weighting: 40% (Individual) 
Addressing course learning outcomes: 2, 3 & 4

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

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