DGTL13005 - Digital Media Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit gives you an opportunity to undertake a digital media project of your choice in consultation with academic and workplace supervisors. The project may involve the development of a digital media product that demonstrates advanced production skills; the development of a portfolio of digital media work to show prospective employers; a digital media-related work placement with an approved organisation (minimum of 120 hours); or an academic research project with a digital media focus. Your academic supervisor will work with you to devise assessment tasks that will meet negotiated learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 72 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 90%
3. Practical Assessment 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: 'Have your Say' feedback
Feedback
If practicable, students would like to know if there are any WIL placements available prior to the start of Term 2.
Recommendation
Where possible, a list of WIL prospective placements will be sent to students with a GPA of 5+ prior to the start of Term 2.
Action Taken
Students who met the criteria for a WIL placement (and were in proximity to prospective clients) were notified of opportunities in advance where possible.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
A great opportunity to research and build a portfolio for the future...it feels like a crucial stepping stone before we get out into the real world and do similar work.
Recommendation
This sentiment echoes the creative freedom offered to students within this unit. Whether an individual is seeking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement or opts to pursue a project of their own choosing, they are setting themselves up for success post-graduation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
Freedom of choice.
Recommendation
Having full creative control over the type of project that is undertaken allows students to develop the skills, confidence and passion for success in an area of interest. Operating outside the safety of the traditional classroom environment, students become adaptive and resilient as they learn to prioritise tasks and manage their time in order to keep projects within scope and inline with agreed deadlines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
The course coordinator was amazing and felt genuinely excited with every students decisions on their assessment choices.
Recommendation
As this unit is offered in Mixed-mode it is vital that the coordinator enthusiastically empowers and encourages students to do their very best work as they are often working independently, or under client constraints and are disconnected from traditional support mechanisms found in the classroom.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
Excellent feedback from the tutor and experts in the relevant field.
Recommendation
Learning how to request, receive and act on feedback is a valuable experience. Wherever possible, students are afforded opportunities to have their project work reviewed by digital media discipline experts, or external agents e.g. during 2019 some students were able to have their work critiqued by children's book author/illustrators and a celebrated independent Australian movie director.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
There was a suggestion from some students that the 2000 word academic essay holds little value.
Recommendation
The academic essay is a crucial component in DGTL13005. The task is not writing 'for writings sake' rather an opportunity to conduct formal research into a students' area of interest in order to develop new knowledge & skills, or improve personal practice. By exploring why respected practitioners use specific techniques, or developing a deeper understanding the role that digital media plays within broader society, students gain knowledge that can be used to defend their own design decisions to prospective clients whilst helping them to grow professionally.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Formal unit evaluation
Feedback
In addition to defining the assessment tasks in the Unit Profile, this information should also be included on the unit website.
Recommendation
Minor adjustment required. Traditionally, students are provided a brief assessment overview in the Unit Profile, whilst a more detailed breakdown is provided on the unit website. As the requirements for this unit are quite demanding, the coordinator flipped this approach to provide greater transparency of assessment requirements so students had all of the information up-front. Additionally, it was felt that maintaining a single 'source of truth' would minimise assessment-related queries and content duplication. Student feedback indicates that the preference is for the information to be provided in both locations, so this will be addressed for 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. plan and execute a digital media project that demonstrates skills and knowledge at the graduate level of digital media practice
  2. work independently, collaboratively and professionally on a digital media project.

Not applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment