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Introduction to Digital Media Skills (IDD129)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Description This unit introduces fundamental digital media production concepts and processes, providing students with basic skills in designing, capturing, editing and publishing a range of media for the web. It also explores the theoretical consequences of digital production processes providing students with an understanding of the methods and issues of digital communication, including distribution and content management.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Capture Sound.
2. Digitally edit sound.
3. Capture Video.
4. Edit Video in a non-linear environment.
5. Create digital images.
6. Create digital photographic images.
7. Use a basic Content Management System.
8. Create simple digital designs.
9. Describe some of the concepts surrounding the capture and manipulation of digital audio, video and photographic material.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 10 x 1 hour; laboratories: 11 x 2 hours. (Perth and Dubai)
Workshops: 24 hours contact time plus online content. (KAPLAN)
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit involves a lecture and laboratory each week of the semester. The lectures deliver a mix of practical knowledge and the theoretical aspects that underpin modules in Sound, Video, Photography, Design and web-based Content Management Systems. The laboratories take the material delivered in the lectures and have students undertake a series of practical exercises throughout the semester. All assessments are delivered online through the university's LMS.
Assessment The assessment for this unit entails: In-class exercises (60%); Essay (20%); Portfolio (20%).
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MUL101/MCC129 Introduction to Digital Media or MCC129 Introduction to Digital Design or IDD Introduction to Digital Media Skills may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MCC129
2013: 'Introduction to Digital Design'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Journalism (BA) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Narelle Hopkin
Lecturer in Journalism

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7529
e: N.Hopkin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.039 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Narelle Hopkin
Lecturer in Journalism

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7529
e: N.Hopkin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.039 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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