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VCM4501 - Multimedia studio 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Art and Design


Not offered in 2007


This subject introduces the student to the workings of a multimedia studio. The students will be shown the structure and systems required for effective production of multiple projects, running in a parallel, within a studio environment. The students will understand each stage of the production process including all matters to do with client liaison.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be aware of the roles and job descriptions for the team members of a multimedia production studio;
  2. understand the organisational behaviour of a multimedia production studio and be able to deal with any conflicts that may arise during the course of production;
  3. have knowledge of the methods, tools and techniques used in the development and implementation of multimedia systems;
  4. be aware of the strengths and limitations of multimedia as a means of information storage and presentation;
  5. understand the different areas of production including pre-production, production and post-production methodology.


Major project: 60%

Contact hours

One 1 hour lecture, 3 studio hours, 8 hours for assignments, 8 independent study hours per week