MMST11009 - Digital Video and Audio

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, students will be introduced to fundamental digital video and audio skills and knowledge. By engaging with activities that integrate practical skills and conceptual understanding, students will be able to produce digital audio and video content for a range of contexts appropriate to the digital content industries.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

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. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 60%

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: Student evaluation feedback
Feedback
'I would have liked to spend a little more time in the studio, learning more about filming techniques and really getting to know the equipment and how it works.' (Student, 2018 Term 1)
Recommendation
More practical exercises on the use of equipment specific to each campus to be added to the tutorial exercises. More exercises using studio equipment to be added when construction of studios at campuses is complete.
Action Taken
More studio-based tutorial exercises were implemented in this unit however there were delays in construction at 2 of the campuses.
Source: Student evaluation feedback
Feedback
More practical use of Adobe Premiere in-class.
Recommendation
More practical exercises on the use of Adobe Premiere to be added to tutorial exercises.
Action Taken
More practical exercises on the use of Adobe Premiere were added to tutorial exercises. Video tutorials of sessions with students were also added to the Moodle site. In 2020 a separate screen production minor will be introduced which includes a new level 2 BDM unit specifically focusing on video editing software to satisfy requests for more in-depth learning experiences in post-production techniques.
Source: Student evaluation feedback
Feedback
Students have requested a greater focus on video editing software and post-production techniques. (Student comment, 2019 Term 1)
Recommendation
In 2020 a separate screen production minor will be introduced which includes a new level 2 BDM unit specifically focusing on video editing to satisfy requests for more in-depth learning experiences in software and post-production techniques.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate competency in fundamental digital video and audio editing and production skills
  2. demonstrate an understanding of fundamental video and audio design principles
  3. apply knowledge and understanding about audio and video and their application in contemporary digital content industries.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment