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COMM5702 Digital Media: Theory and Practice

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline timetabled
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 to learn and explore a range of digital tools available to strategic communicators in order to understand how they can shape and affect internal and external communication 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.
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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Unit rules
Contact hours
lectures: up to 1 hr per week.
seminars: 2 hours per week for 6 weeks
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