COMM3002 Media Production Project

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodHong KongFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Communication and Media Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit concentrates upon advanced media production. It enhances students' understanding of media practice and consolidates their knowledge of the contemporary media and creative industries. The unit provides students with an experiential learning environment in which they sharpen the skills and knowledge needed to produce a professional media project. Students undertake a supervised, collaborative, studio-based work, creating a project that will conform to public showcase standards and ultimately become a part of their portfolio. The unit focuses upon the professional development of the critical, creative, self-reflective and participatory tools required to excel in the field of media production, equipping students with knowledge of industry standards and applicable skills in project design, planning and management. This focus upon a practical media production experience and is complemented by students' reflective exploration of their professional media practices.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of key debates within scholarship about various media technologies and forms; (2) critically assess the communicative value and/or properties of their chosen mediumĀ ; (3) review the relationship between theory and practice; (4) use digital media software; (5) independently formulate, plan and execute an original digital media project; (6) explain the theoretical or research significance of a practical production work in the form of a written argument; and (7) work collaboratively with peers to facilitate dialogue in a classroom setting.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) production report and (2) production project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Katarina Damjanov
Unit rules
COMM2002 Digital Media
COMM2203 Digital Media
COMM3302 Communications Project
Contact hours
up to 5 hours per week
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