AMU1330 - Digital media 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Julian Hopkins


Mr Zan Azlee Bin Zainal Abidin

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


This is a course free elective for A2006 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and A2007 Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies.


Media industries are increasingly dominated by digital processes of production that have significant economic and social implications. This unit provides students with an introduction to digital graphic and motion graphic editing. It encourages creative approaches, and students will be given opportunities to create media products with a selection of industry-relevant software. They will also be given an overview of the role of innovation in digital media production in changing local and global industry contexts.


Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. create, manipulate and edit digital images and video using industry-relevant software;
  2. explain relevant copyright legislation and proper use practices;
  3. analyse and communicate the relevance of digital image and video processes to changing local and global industry contexts.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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