|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 1pm (make a Zoom appointment via email)
Admission to BMediaComm
This unit provides an overview of creative practices in the media industries, with an emphasis on media production. It examines elements of creative expression and communications through case studies, and explores varied approaches to media making. Students in this unit will learn principles and practices by producing media content involving text, digital video, image, and sound.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Please note that the University and the Faculty of Arts have launched a new assessment policy effective as of 1 July 2021. This new policy particularly affects LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS.
The Faculty policy in relation to late assessment submissions is as follows:
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc.
To be very clear:
These are serious penalties that will substantially alter your final grade and even determine whether you pass or fail this unit. Please make every effort to submit your assignment by the due date.
If you find you cannot submit your assignment on time, please apply for Special Consideration through AskMQ. Make sure you read Macquarie University's policy regarding Special Consideration requests before you apply: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/assessment-exams/special-consideration
|Creative work 1||35%||No||23:29 05/09/2021|
|Creative work 2||50%||No||23:59 31/10/2021|
|Quizzes||15%||No||23:59 Wednesdays, weekly|
This assessment is a creative work (using sound and image) responding to the creative brief to be supplied on ilearn. The work will incorporate media design and production concepts discussed in lectures and tutorials. Details on assessment scope will be discussed in tutorials. Refer to iLearn for further information.
This assessment is a creative work (using sound and moving image) responding to the creative brief to be supplied on ilearn. The work will incorporate media design and production concepts discussed in lectures and tutorials. Details on assessment scope and examples will be discussed in tutorials. Refer to iLearn for further information.
Multiple choice quizzes designed to consolidate learning from readings and lectures. These quizzes support student knowledge acquisition and skills development in media practice and production.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
weekly lecture via Zoom
weekly online quiz on readings & screenings on ilearn
weekly tutorial face to face or via Zoom
tutorials involve analytic tasks and practical exercises for developing creative media skills
week 1: unit overview, introduction to core principles
week 2: elements of image
week 3: elements of sound
week 4: strategies of juxtaposition
week 5: creative process Creative Work #1
week 6: elements of rhythm - Creative Work 1 due at end of week 6!
week 7: modes of performance
week 8: understanding perspective
week 9: creative process Creative Work #2
week 10: editing thinking/design thinking
week 11 - recap & putting it all together
week 12: Creative Work #2 due
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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
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|18/07/2021||I have changed the weekly quiz due day from Fridays to Wednesdays in order to align it more effectively with the lecture and tutorial schedule. Apologies for mistakenly listing it as a Friday due date in the original version, quizzes should open and close on Wednesdays.|