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.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Noosa
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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.31% response rate.

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 feedback and staff observations
Feedback
The video and audio production equipment that is available for class demonstrations and student loans is inadequate on most campuses.
Recommendation
Campuses where equipment resources are lacking need to be reviewed and upgraded so a consistent approach can be delivered across all campuses.
Action Taken
Funding was made available and equipment at the campuses where this unit is offered were upgraded to ensure at least two sets of equipment were available for student loans. Plans for upgrades to facilities to match Brisbane campus have been made but no construction has begun.
Source: Student feedback and staff observations
Feedback
On-campus students cannot access appropriate equipment to complete their assessments.
Recommendation
A uniform method of equipment loans and asset management needs to be implemented across all campuses.
Action Taken
An online equipment loans system was trialed at the Brisbane, Sydney and Rockhampton Campuses which was successful. Specific staff members at all campuses where this unit is offered were allocated sole responsibility for equipment loans which included paying a casual staff member in Sydney to fulfill this role because there are no permanent BDM staff members at this campus. However investment is required to make this online system standard across all the campuses where this unit is offered.
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
Nil.
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
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