COMM2002 Digital Media

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodHong KongFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Communication and Media Studies; Science Communication major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit focuses upon the practices and concepts surrounding digital media. It equips students with core professional skills in media production and develops their understanding of scholarly perspectives on the uses of digital media technologies in contemporary culture. Through the combination of a hands-on approach to media practice and a theoretical exploration of the key concepts surrounding it, this unit offers students creative and critical engagement with digital media forms.
Students are able to (1) identify and discuss the digital media landscape; (2) identify and critically discuss various social perspectives associated with the digital media landscape; (3) identify, analyse and evaluate online resources associated with digital media production; (4) use digital media production equipment and software; (5) research a topic by collecting, analysing and interpreting information; (6) express research findings and ideas coherently and logically in oral, short essay and electronically-mediated formats; and (7) work effectively in teams using professional protocols.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) critical evaluation and (2) media 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 Larissa Sexton-Finck
Unit rules
(COMM1002 Cultures, New Media and Communications or COMM1001 Power, Participation and Meaning) or (COMM1101 Human Technology and ENGL1112 Screen Cultures/Print Cultures or LING1101 Language and Communication)
COMM2203 Digital Media
Contact hours
3 hours per teaching week
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