COMS231-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Digital Media Production

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


This practical course introduces students to foundational digital media skills and provides an overview of how to produce and package content for online and mobile platforms. Students will analyse current trends in media practice, create content across a range of media and media texts, and reflect on their own practice, including the ethical responsibilities of digital communication. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication or Graduate Diplomas in Journalism or Strategic Communication.


15 points COMS or 60 points BC Schedule V. HoD mandatory.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 005
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 103 Project Workshop
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Contact Person

Tara Ross


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Applied workshop assignments 35% You’ll be assigned the following tasks for each workshop, some of which you must complete and upload before class, some of which you will complete in class. These assignments are designed to get you trying your hand at key skills early in the course so that you can get support and feedback (either in the workshops or via Learn) to prepare you for your final assignments. Full details of the work required each week are listed on the weekly sections of Learn.
Multimedia feature 40% A multimedia profile/feature story comprising text-based story, video, photo and social media posts. 40% Multimedia profile story, due 11.59pm Sunday 29 May
Critical reflection 25% Critical reflection of your multimedia feature and production skills.Reflect on the process of producing your profile/feature story and the choices you made for the assignment.

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

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