ALM102 - Making Video

Unit details

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Note: Enrolment into this unit must be completed by the end of week 1 of trimester due to early assessment deadlines

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Cameron Jenyns
Cohort rule:Nil


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week and extensive online interactions via social media equivalent to 1 x 1-hour class per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week and extensive online interactions via social media equivalent to 1 x 1-hour class per week


This unit enables students to critically and creatively engage with present day digital media culture, with a particular emphasis on making videos. Highlighting the crucial importance of creating audio-visual content for different purposes and audiences, the unit guides students through various video-making practices and strategies. Emphasising the benefits of making videos in a wide range of industry settings, the unit allows students to develop their portfolios and learn how to use video to strategically build a dynamic online identity.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Describe and analyse users, behaviours and debates relevant to a range of contemporary digital media contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply real-world social media technologies to develop your online identity and portfolio by creating digital content that showcases video-making conventions and techniques.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy


Utilise industry-relevant digital literacies by conforming to legal and ethical standards of media-making and contribute to an online learning community using social media platforms as a global digital citizen.

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO8: Global Citizenship


Apply communication skills in written and audio-visual formats to create and share digital content using social media for a range of purposes and audiences.

GLO2: Communication


Reflect on and justify the reasons and decisions behind your video-making in relation to form, purpose, and audience.

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online exercise 1 800 words or equivalent 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Online exercise 2 1200 words or equivalent 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Portfolio output 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALM102
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only. 

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