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.


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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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

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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: End of term student feedback
Students commented that they felt empowered and motivated as they were given the opportunity to undertake a digital media project, or work placement, that aligned with their interests.
As an advanced digital media elective, students are afforded the flexibility to demonstrate that they have attained the individual skills, knowledge and attitudes required for success in the digital media industry, post graduation.
Action Taken
A number of previous student project examples were provided through Moodle to further illustrate the range of project opportunities open to students.
Source: End of term student feedback
One student suggested that a mandatory check-in process should be enforced to help students stay on track during the term.
DGTL13005 is delivered via distance, so Zoom video conferences are routinely used to pass information, discuss assessment requirements or reflect on student experiences. Students are expected to self-manage their individual project and assessment tasks in accordance with the Project Plan that they submit in week 3.
Action Taken
Additional Zoom conferences were provided during 2018, to help keep students on track.
Source: 'Have your Say' feedback
If practicable, students would like to know if there are any WIL placements available prior to the start of Term 2.
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
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