Digital Portfolio Development - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Exercise 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 - Exercise 2 (40%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

In this unit, students continue to be exposed to the broader issues surrounding digital design practice. Critique and reflection play central roles, allowing students to articulate the conceptual and practical development of their projects. Students are expected to respond to constructive criticism, address and resolve any arising issues and successfully implement and deliver their projects. These projects demonstrate the student's ability to implement a range of fully resolved and deliverable folio pieces and their public presentation. It is expected that the grounding of disciplinary approaches, focused and persistent development of skills, research skills, research ability and deepening awareness of relationship between design and other fields established in previous digital design units of study will be drawn on and continually developed.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a constant willingness to revise, rethink and reformulate approaches and solutions
  2. acquire software skills independently
  3. analyse feedback and incorporate it into next steps
  4. learn awareness of industry practice
  5. create solutions that accommodate uncertain delivery contexts.
  • Assignment 1 — Exercise 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Exercise 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 — Exercise 3 (30%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Computer capable of running required production software
  • Broadband access — Continual Broadband Access
  • Other special requirement — Access to relevant production software (eg. Adobe Creative Cloud etc)

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Project initialisation
3Production Refinement
4Portfolio Presentation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings
  • Study Guide
  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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