MDIA 2220 - Motion Principles
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MDIA 2220 Course Motion Principles Coordinating Unit Media Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study including MDIA 1019 Course Description The sensation and illusion of 'motion' is central to the way we experience a myriad of media, from interface design on websites and apps, to digital games, immersive media, film and animation. In this course, students will engage with international and historical contexts for the design of motion and movement within media studies and aligned disciplines. Critical analysis, comparison, and reflection on theory and practice will enable students to develop their skills in talking and writing about motion and design, as well as apply this learning to their own creative practice. For students in media production majors (Visual Design, Story Production and Immersive Media), this course will provide the theoretical and conceptual grounding for their advanced production courses, while students in other programs will be able to engage critically with a range of approaches to studying and analysing design.
Course Coordinator: Dr William Andrade
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Critically analyse existing media artifacts
2. Demonstrate understanding of design cultures and history
3. Distinguish between and apply different theoretical approaches to design
4. Communicate design principles through appropriate media
5. Contextualise their own practice in relation to international design history and theory
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesMore information about required resources will be provided through MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesMore information about recommended resources will be provided through MyUni.
Online LearningThis course makes extensive use of MyUni, and all assignments are submitted via MyUni. Other websites may also be used.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
No information currently available.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester 1 x 2-hour tutorial per week 20 hours per semester 5 hours reading per week 60 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester 2.5 hours design engagement/practice per week 30 hours per semester 1 hour tutorial preparation per week 10 hours per semester Total: 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeek-by-week course content is available on the MyUni site.
Specific Course RequirementsNo specific course requirements.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) Case study analysis Formative and summative 25% 1, 2, 3 Group tutorial discussion presentation Formative and summative 20% 1, 2, 3, 4 Critical essay Summative 45% 1 Participation Summative 10% 2, 3, 5
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
The group presentation assignment is now modified to be an individual presentation assignment.
No information currently available.
SubmissionAll assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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