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Digital Media Production

2014 unit code: DIG60005 (formerly HAM432)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points

One week intensive

Contact hours3 hours per week

Related course(s)

From 2008, a unit of study in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts (Media and Communications).

Aims and objectives

The aim of this subject is to develop core competencies in students in digital media production that will enable students to work and learn effectively in other subjects offered as part of the postgraduate media courses.

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops and tutorials


Class exercises 25%, Contribution to news team 25%, Major project 50%

Generic skills outcomes

Students are expected to develop a number of graduate attributes, resulting in graduates who are:

  • Capable in their chosen professional areas
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations
  • Adaptable and manage change
  • Aware of local and international environments.
    Students are expected to develop the following generic skills:
  • Research skills
  • Logical and critical thinking skills
  • Thinking in theoretical terms
  • Appreciation of the history of ideas
  • Awareness of personal and ethical values
  • Written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Competence to use library and other information sources
  • Public speaking skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to elicit information from others
  • Planning skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to use computers
  • Preparation for thesis work


This subject prepares students for professional activities in digital media production. This includes introducing students to the use of wikis, blogs and other forms of social software, basic digital video recording and editing and basic digital audio recording and editing. Students will come out of the subject with a digital production skill set that will enable them to participate effectively in digital media production environments.

Reading materials

Kindem, Gorham. Introduction to media production: the path to digital media production (Boston: Elsevier, 2005).

Johnson, S, Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate, Harper Collins, 1997.