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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Power


The principal focus of this unit will be on authoring techniques and concepts used to create motion based digital audiovisual content applied in areas such as education, corporate profiling, documentary and animation (as used in video, CD ROM and DVD production). It will also focus on issues regarding the creation and use of digital video in a number of multimedia products in terms of its ability to effectively deliver information content as well as looking at technical issues relating to the efficient delivery of digital audiovisual content.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  • the nature of the multimedia system development process, and the tasks and management processes associated with it;
  • the characteristics of computer hardware and software which are used in the development of multimedia systems related to sound and video content;
  • the working environment in which multimedia systems are developed and the tools and techniques which are used to manage the development process;
  • the need for management and control of the multimedia development process and the contribution which management tools and techniques can make to this process;
  • the nature of the interaction between multimedia systems developers and their clients, and the responsibilities of the systems developer towards their client.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • demonstrate a positive approach to teamwork, allowing them to work as part of a project team.
Developed the skills to:
  • prepare a project plan for carrying out the development and implementation of a sound/video based multimedia system;
  • effectively make use of sound recording hardware and sound editing software;
  • effectively make use of digital camera techniques and appropriate lighting;
  • edit digital video in post production;
  • author a DVD based multimedia product based on a group created movie of 5 - 10 mins.
Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:
  • manage the group nature of this unit develops student communication skills, teamwork skills, leadership and management skills;
  • demonstrate through liaison with external clients and students, the development of business and negotiating skills.


Practical Assignments: 100%; Assignments will include group and individual components.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Power

Contact hours

1 hr lecture/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk


Basic knowledge of digital video editing software and techniques, production planning and storyboarding and digital audio editing applications.


VSA3020, MMS2407, MMS2410

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: