DGTL13005 - Digital Media Project
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

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.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 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

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
1 - Written Assessment            
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJames Picton (j.picton@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Project confirmation

Week 2 17-07-2017

Project work

Week 3 24-07-2017

Project work

Project proposal Due Friday (28 Jul 17) 09:00 PM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Project work

Week 5 07-08-2017

Project work

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Project work

Week 7 28-08-2017

Project work

Week 8 04-09-2017

Project work

Week 9 11-09-2017

Project work

Week 10 18-09-2017

Project work

Week 11 25-09-2017

Project work

Week 12 02-10-2017

Project work

Project outcomes Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 09:00 PM AEST
Supervisor appraisal Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 09:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project proposal
Task Description

This assignment requires you to discuss your proposed project with your academic supervisor and submit a written proposal that outlines your intended course of action for the term. Your project will be one of the following activities:

  • the development of a digital media product that demonstrates advanced production skills;
  • the development of a portfolio of digital media works 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.

Please refer to the unit web site for the assignment details.

Assessment Due Date Week 3 Friday (28-Jul-2017) 09:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students 1 week after submission. Feedback will be provided via an online video-conference.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria
This assignment is required because it establishes your course of action for the term. You will not receive a mark for your performance on this assignment, but it contributes to your overall grade for this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the unit web site for assignment submission instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project outcomes
Task Description

This assignment requires you to present the outcomes of the approved project that you proposed in Assignment 1. Your project will be one of the following activities:

  • the development of a digital media product that demonstrates advanced production skills;
  • the development of a portfolio of digital media works 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.

The outcomes that need to be presented will depend on the nature of your project. Please refer to the unit web site for the assignment details.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 09:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students 2 weeks after submission
Weighting 90%
Assessment Criteria

Please refer to the unit web site for the assessment criteria.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the unit web site for assignment submission instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Supervisor appraisal
Task Description
This component of the assessment will be completed by your academic supervisor, who will appraise your work using industry, professional or academic standards. If your project involved the participation of an external client, workplace supervisor or research supervisor, your academic supervisor will liaise with that individual to obtain this appraisal. Please refer to the unit web site for the assignment details.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 09:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students 2 weeks after submission
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Please refer to the unit web site for the assessment criteria.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please refer to the unit web site for assignment submission instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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




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