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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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


The unit builds on the knowledge of basic concepts from FIT2026 Sound and Video (which covered the authoring techniques and concepts used to create motion based digital audiovisual content), by developing further, an understanding of the multimedia development process and the tools and techniques used to manage and control it as applied to advanced time based media manipulation in multimedia content production.


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 post production of audiovisual content;
  • the working environment in which complex audiovisual content is developed and the tools and techniques which are used to manage the development process;
  • the need for management and control of the development process and the contribution which management tools and techniques can make to this process.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • appreciate the aesthetic and technical requirements involved in creating complex digital content which should effectively and clearly communicate a message to the target audience.
Developed the skills to:
  • prepare a project plan for carrying out the development and implementation of an audiovisual presentation;
  • manipulate and integrate elements of computer hardware and software to develop a multimedia system;
  • creatively combine and apply the tools and techniques learnt in the core units in the development of multimedia products and systems components.
Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:
  • work as a member of a project team.


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



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