DIS2601 - Digital audio/video - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design


Dr Robin Hely

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit introduces students to digital audio and video production. It develops sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of digital imaging by providing a focus on the principles of digital a/v design and industry-standard software applications. Students are introduced to scripting, storyboarding, film and narrative conventions common to cinema. In order to explore audio recording, video capture and nonlinear editing, students are introduced to the tools and features of video cameras and editing software. Demonstrations and lectures are given on planning and collaborative management, types of media sources and output considerations associated with digital audio/video production.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand design conventions and narrative concepts common to cinema
  2. identify tools and features of digital video cameras and digital audio and video software
  3. utilise script and storyboard to illustrate concepts
  4. plan and manage an audio recording session
  5. plan and manage a video capture session
  6. acquire footage, incorporate graphics and manage a variety of media sources into a video sequence
  7. explore nonlinear editing techniques, including editing effects, transition and wipes
  8. collaboratively contribute to planning and management of a digital audio/video production
  9. address appropriate output considerations for the assembly and preparation a digital video/audio production
  10. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Exercises (30%)

Project (60%)

Journal (10%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including: one 1 hr lecture plus 2 hours tutorial hours and 9 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


ARC1301, or CDS1001, or CDS1002, or DIS1103, or PHO1204, and OHS1000