COMS231-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Digital Media Production

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This practical course teaches some of the core production skills that all communication practitioners need. You’ll be introduced to basic digital media skills and shown how to produce and package content for online and mobile platforms. As well as being asked to create work, you’ll be asked to reflect on it in the context of broader trends in media practice and the ethical responsibilities of digital communication. Please note, this course has a strongly practical focus and requires active in-class engagement for hands-on activities (such as photographing, filming and editing) and sharing and discussing work with others. It is not a distance course. 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. Subject to approval by the Head of Department.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 009
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 104
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 28 May
02 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 James Logie 104
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 28 May

Course Coordinator

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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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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