COMS231-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Digital Media Production

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 26 May
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 26 May

Course Coordinator

Tara Ross


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Attendance 20% Weekly attendance & exercises
Photo assignment 10%
Video Assignment 10%
Multimedia feature 30% A profile/feature video
Critical reflection 30% 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 $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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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