DIS4604 - Digital audio/video - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - 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 provides students exposure to the concepts and tools applicable to digital and audio production techniques. The unit offers students an opportunity to explore the potential of digital video and audio as a medium for inclusion in a wide range of communications and multimedia applications. Scripting, shooting video, sound recording and other production methods are demonstrated.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand digital video and audio concepts
  2. be able to plan, acquire and digitise a video source
  3. be able to trim and edit a video source
  4. be able to plan and manage an audio recording session
  5. acquire and incorporate audio and music tracks within a video source
  6. assemble and output a complete digital audio/video production
  7. understand the various applications of digital audio/video in multimedia
  8. have knowledge of the various tools and techniques used for digital video effects and sound composition.


Major projects (50%)

Exercises (30%)

Journal (20%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week; including: 2 lecture hours, 2 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

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Chief examiner(s)