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3105

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

3105

Credit points

96

Abbreviated title

MMDes

CRICOS code

063213K

Managing faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Coordinator

Mr Jeffrey Janet

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email mada@monash.edu or visit http://www.monash.edu/mada

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Master's by coursework

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

Part-time study may be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Award/s

Master of Multimedia Design

Description

This specialist coursework master's degree recognises the particular practical skills and mindset that are required to work as a multimedia designer. It acknowledges the specialist skills in design strategy, development and communication necessary to work effectively in this area. The coursework aspects of the degree are complemented by theoretical discussions on the recent history of multimedia design and where it might progress in the future. The units are a blend of studio practice and lectures.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a synthesis of complex theory and practice through the execution of digital media design endeavours (including text, image, sound, animation, interactivity and video), research and critical context to engage in professional multimedia design practice
  • draw on studio experience to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and communicate specific design strategies and methodologies and apply them in the fields of multimedia design
  • apply advanced cognitive abilities, technical skills, cultural enquiry and conceptual resolution to independent professional practice at the forefront of multimedia design.

Credit for prior studies

Up to 24 points of credit may be granted for previously completed similar graduate-level units which have not been counted towards the award of any other degree or diploma. For similar undergraduate units, students will normally be required to make substitutions.

Assessment

Assessment is based on project work, written and verbal presentations and assignments.

Structure

The course consists of nine coursework units normally studied full-time over four semesters. The study pattern will be determined in consultation with the course coordinator.

Requirements

All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

First year

Semester one

  • TAD4794 Multimedia and society
  • one 6-point unit from each of design, media and technology A options below (18 points)

Design:

  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points)
  • VCM4601 Design principles for multimedia 1
  • VCM4602 Design principles for multimedia 2
  • VCM4604 Information design for multimedia

Media:

  • DIS4201 3D animation and virtual space
  • DIS4604 Digital audio video
  • VCM4101 Introduction to multimedia imaging

Technology A:

  • FIT9027 Website authoring
  • FIT9028 Digital media authoring
  • VCM4029 Designing multimedia systems

Semester two

  • MMD4001 Multimedia design studio 1 (12 points)
  • one 6-point unit from each of the technology B and complementary study options below (12 points)

Technology B:

  • FIT9027 Website authoring
  • FIT9028 Digital media authoring
  • VCM4029 Designing multimedia systems

Complementary study:

  • DIS4201 3D animation and virtual space
  • DIS4604 Digital audio video
  • VCM4101 Introduction to multimedia imaging
  • VCM4601 Design principles for multimedia 1
  • VCM4602 Design principles for multimedia 2
  • VCM4604 Information design for multimedia

Second year

Semester one

  • MMD5002 Multimedia design studio 2 (18 points)
  • TAD4793 Issues for multimedia practice

Semester two

  • MMD5003 Multimedia design studio 3 (24 points)

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Design after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Design after successful completion of 48 points of study.