COMM520 – Communications 520

Module code
Module title
Communications 520
To introduce students to the fundamentals of domain-specific communication tools and practices. Students will develop skills in order to effectively participate towards the completion of multidisciplinary team projects. This module is complementary to Communications 510 with each course containing discrete topics and projects.
  • BM1801
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate ability to act and think through a reflective process
2. Demonstrate a broad range of creative solutions in constrained contexts
3. Demonstrate proficiency across a range of communication tools and practices
4. Identify domain-specific codes and conventions
5. Assess and select a range of resources that explore the project context
6. Research, analyse and integrate existing and potential content in response to a project brief
7. Participate in independent work as part of a multidisciplinary project team
8. Identify and apply the principles and practices of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within creative and media domains
? Domain history
? Contextual research skills
? Domain-specific tools and practices
? Communication skills
? Interpersonal skills
? Critical thinking skills
? Problem solving skills
? Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to creative and media domains
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
? Studio and client presentation spaces
? Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – high Project, Inquiry and Studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.