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Monash University

Master of Multimedia

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the postgraduate handbook change register for details.

Course code: 3102 ~ Course abbreviation: MMM ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time* ~ Managing faculty: Art and Design

    * Part-time mode will be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This coursework masters degree prepares graduates from various undergraduate backgrounds for work within the multimedia industry. It is offered jointly through the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Information Technology. A background in art or design is not required for enrolment in the program.

The course includes systems and web development, digital imaging and design. With an emphasis placed on group work, the program mirrors the real world, where multimedia development calls for input from people with wide-ranging capabilities, working together in multidisciplinary teams. The units are a blend of studio practice and lectures.


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

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.

Course structure

The course consists of 10 coursework units, with a total of 72 points, usually studied in full-time mode over three semesters. Students interested in taking the course in part-time mode should contact the course coordinator for further information.

Course requirements

First year

Semester one
  • FIT9027 Website authoring
  • FIT9029 Developing multimedia systems
  • VCM4101 Introduction to multimedia imaging
  • VCM4601 Design principles for multimedia 1
Semester two
  • DIS4604 Digital audio video
  • FIT9028 Digital media authoring
  • VCM4602 Design principles for multimedia 2
  • VCM4604 Information design for multimedia

Second year

Semester one
  • TAD4794 Multimedia and society
  • VCM5001 Multimedia product development

Exit points

The program can be exited after one or two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent:

  • students exiting after successfully completing one semester of study (24 points) take out the Graduate Certificate in Multimedia
  • students exiting after successfully completing two semesters of study (48 points) take out the Graduate Diploma of Multimedia.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Jeff Janet