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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

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

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art and Design

Managing facultyArt and Design
Abbreviated titleMMM
CRICOS code038581E
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Jeff Janet


  • Part-time study may be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.


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.


Graduates of the course will have the necessary skills to engage in a career in multimedia. Through the experience of the multimedia studio, students will understand specific strategies and methods and have the skills to apply them in the fields of multimedia.

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.


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


The course consists of 10 coursework units, 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.


First year

Semester one

  • FIT9027 Website authoring
  • VCM4029 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

Alternative exit(s)

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.


Master of Multimedia