COMM 1041 Screen Media Fundamentals

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102826

Coordinator Vincent Tay Opens in new window

Description Creating compelling video content requires more than just knowing how to use a camera or edit a video. In this hands-on, practical subject, you will develop an appreciation of different tools and techniques, and enhance your ability to be able to create more powerful moving visuals: from researching and planning ideas, composing and framing compelling images, recording, enhancing sound, and editing. You’ll have the opportunity to create a range of short content using accessible media, and publish your work online. No prior skills required.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Audio Visual Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects COMM 2035 - Screen and Sound Practices 1

Incompatible Subjects -

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in the analysis and creation of short screen media works.
  2. Demonstrate basic planning and narrative strategies in relation to short factual content.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and technical skills in camera, sound recording, editing and sound postproduction.
  4. Understand reflective practice.
  5. Create and publish media content for online platforms.
  6. Assess the risk involved in professional production projects.

Subject Content

  1. Concepts, techniques and practices in screen media production and factual content production
  2. Technical and craft skills in camera, sound recording, editing and postproduction sound
  3. Basic online content and publishing


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 5 multiple choice quizzes (10 questions per quiz) 10 N Individual
Applied Project No longer than 3 minutes in total 35 N Group/Individual
Applied Project No longer than 3 minutes in total 35 N Group/Individual
Reflection 500 words or equivalent 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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