6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit provides a focus on specialist tools and techniques used for developing content-rich interactive multimedia systems. This unit covers fundamental multimedia principles and best practice theory, the application of practical development processes, the integration of mixed-media assets, interactive design, animation and basic programming for digital media and different technologies for product deployment.
Students create content-rich interactive application or Web-based products using industry standard authoring tools to gain an understanding of the role of digital media within the broader technology
At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and apply the formal processes undertaken for preparing and documenting the design specification and prototype development stages of a multimedia application;
- construct a functional interactive project given a specific brief using a graphical authoring environment;
- identify, design and develop appropriate assets for the creation of a functional user interface using an appropriate navigational structure;
- execute a range of special effects which are commonly required for interactive design in multimedia applications (eg: animation, visual and audio feedback, etc.);
- demonstrate fundamental programming techniques using the required authoring language using a procedural or object-oriented approach to programming development;
- identify and interpret the nature of technical issues that are encountered during the development and testing of a multimedia application;
- modify or adapt learned programming techniques to extend these skills across multiple languages.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- One hour lecture/seminar
- Three hours tutorial + laboratory (3hr block)
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.
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