COMM5702 Digital Media: Theory and Practice

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
Digital Media: Theory and Practice offers students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the technical aspects of digital media tools in order to consider how this technology shapes communications processes and practices. This unit considers the different tools available to organisational communicators and reflects on how each of these tools shapes content and information sharing in distinctive ways. This is a hands-on unit that will enable students learn explore a range of digital tools available to strategic communicator in order to understand how they can shape and affect internal and external communication outcomes.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the theoretical, historical and cultural frameworks in which digital communications and creative production are produced; (2) develop, use and refine skills in a chosen area of creative production; and (3) understand contemporary processes for digital production used in industry, government and/or community settings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) media piece; (2) presentation; and (3) reading log and/or quizzes. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Contact hours
lectures: up to 1 hr per week.
seminars: 2 hours per week for 6 weeks
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