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Area/Catalogue
COMM 5068

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159421

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To extend students’ knowledge and skills of professional communication into the use and management of digital and visual media.

Course content

Students will become familiar with the principles, conventions and lexicon of digital and visual design in order to be able to use basic tools of design, evaluate effective visual communication practice and critique the value of emerging technologies to an organisation’s communication effort. The course will prepare communication professionals for collaboration with, and management of, specialist designers in the production of material across multiple text- and web-based platforms. In particular, it will consider visual design tools, content management systems, CSS and style guides, SEO/SEM, video production, image access, copyright, and briefing processes.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online Study) 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 7 weeks
Online 3 hours x 3 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Report 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 3150 words 70% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 1350 words 30% N/A
Project 3150 words 70% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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