MMST13015 - Collaborative Digital Media Project Part A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit and its follow-on MMST13018 Collaborative Digital Media Project Part B provide a capstone opportunity to apply your accumulated experiences, skills and knowledge—especially those acquired to date in the Bachelor of Digital media course. You will opt in for a challenging real-life project to be undertaken for an authentic client. Working collaboratively as part of a team you will research client needs, analyse project requirements and propose solutions to the aims and objectives identified. Only initial creative concepts are presented by the team in this unit. The emphasis is to apply generic project development methods and planning processes to produce a production plan. This becomes the blue print for the production stage which ensues with the same team arrangements in the consecutive term. That is why, when you undertake this unit you must be prepared to enroll in MMST13018 Collaborative Digital Media Project Part B in the following term.

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: Minimum 72 credit points

This unit is only available to students enrolled in CU23 Bachelor of Multimedia Studies or CC24 Bachelor of Digital Media

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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. Group Work 30%
2. Project (applied) 45%
3. Written Assessment 25%

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

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.67% 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 evaluation feedback
Feedback
Safe-guards could be put in place to ensure clients aren't asking for too much to be done too early into the unit.
Recommendation
Client information documentation will be reviewed to ensure clients are aware of what will happen during the project definition stage. Student teams are taught how to manage client expectations and the scope of the project during the requirements elicitation and specification stage of defining the project the project. They are also supported by their supervisor during discussions with the client this process. Action should be taken to ensure that all students are aware of this supervision support and advice for teams during project definition.
Action Taken
Recommended action was implemented.
Source: Evaluation feedback.
Feedback
Students reported a 'bumpy ride' with COVID-19 impacts including one team's client pulling out at approximately week 9. Other impacts included changed project requirements. A greater level of support under such circumstances from supervising tutors would be advantageous.
Recommendation
Improve training for unit tutors to include briefing on handling project crises. It should be noted that for the team which lost their client, suitable alternative arrangements were quickly arranged by the unit lead and assessment arrangements were adapted to accommodate the late change.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. collaborate as a productive and reflective member of a team
  2. communicate professionally and effectively with all project stakeholders including participating in establishment and maintenance of development records
  3. define a digital media project; specify its requirements and its scope so that it that meets project objectives
  4. participate in proposing a team-designed solution using media-specific pre-production processes and visualisation methods and a detailed project plan including a Gantt chart.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Work
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
9 - Social Innovation
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 - Group Work
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Written Assessment