Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
This unit introduces students to the audio-visual language of multimedia and multimedia design principles. The role of multimedia designer and the various multimedia elements are defined, including text, image, sound, animation and video. Methods for problem solving two-dimensional multimedia screen design and analysing electronic media are developed, giving a broad understanding of multimedia design. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of text and images.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- understand the audio-visual language of multimedia and the application of multimedia design principles;
- understand the role of the multimedia designer in electronic communication;
- approach the problem-solving of two-dimensional multimedia screen design with an inquiring, adventurous and open attitude;
- be able to identify the different delivery platforms for multimedia design, including digital video, the internet, cd-rom, dvd-rom, site-specific installation, and other technologies;
- be able to use text, images, animation, sound and digital video as multimedia elements in electronic documents;
- be familiar with colour mode and resolution requirements for a range of electronic media;
- be aware of a variety of file formats, their use and benefits and compression options;
- be able to optimise a media file for a particular application;
- develop a self-directed approach to the development of multimedia design works, utilising independent research and evaluation methods.
Major project: 50%
2 Minor projects: 30%
6 hours per week of lectures and supervised studio