DIS2601 - Digital audio/video - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Indae Hwang (Semester 1)
Mr Cameron Rose (Semester 2)


Dr Robin Hely

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit introduces students to digital audio and video production. It explores the principles of digital audio visual design and the uses industry-standard software applications to produce media in a variety of genres. 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.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  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.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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