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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the skills and concepts essential to the production of a range of contemporary media forms. The unit emphasises important storytelling principles, and the production processes that are shared by all creative digital forms. Using available digital technologies and working individually or collaboratively, students propose and produce a short audio-visual digital story.

Unit content

  • Media and storytelling
  • The storytelling process
  • The production process
  • Narrative and genre
  • Visualising your story
  • Audio
  • Editing
  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Online media
  • Contemporary media identity

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of pre-production processes in digital media production Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate an understanding of the principles of narrative and storytelling in media production Knowledge of a discipline
3 apply a working knowledge of the terminology, processes, and equipment used in digital media production Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
4 write, plan, and contribute to the creation of short digital media works. Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of pre-production processes in digital media production
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of narrative and storytelling in media production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply a working knowledge of the terminology, processes, and equipment used in digital media production
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. write, plan, and contribute to the creation of short digital media works.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Cohen, H, Salazar, J & Barkat, I, 2009, Screen Media Arts, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780195562446 / 0195562445.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.