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Multimedia and digital arts studio B ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Vince Dziekan

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit develops students' intermediate knowledge of multimedia design and digital arts principles with a strong emphasis on understanding and manipulating multimedia elements. The use of temporal and spatial elements is explored in the context of interactive media. Methods for problem solving multimedia design are examined from the point of view of the end user and design for interactivity. The view of multimedia design and digital art as a discipline is expanded through an awareness of the many different genres and applications of multimedia design.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. approach the problem-solving of interactive digital media and multimedia design with an inquiring, adventurous and open attitude; 2. be able to identify multimedia design problems and determine the appropriate multimedia elements in response to the design problem; 3. have an intermediate knowledge of principles of human-computer interface design; 4. be aware of the project management principles and strategies for successful team and collaborative work; 5. undertake research and application of multimedia design in projects such as motion graphics, information architecture, self-promotion, on-line corporate identity design, interactive environments, iconography/interface design, data-driven web design, and site specific installation; be able to prepare a folio presentation for self promotion, utilising a variety of appropriate media; 6. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment: Minor Projects: 60% + Major Project 40%

Contact Hours: 12 hrs/ week, comprising: 1 hr lecture, 3 hrs tutorial and 8 independent study hrs

Prerequisites: MMD1302

Corequisites: OHS1000