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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2010


The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of multimedia development practices for highly interactive projects, such as multimedia games. Students will gain skills in authoring highly interactive multimedia applications and simple animations using a current web and animation authoring environment with a strong emphasis on OO programming, e.g. via ActionScript. The unit will also enable students to integrate a wide variety of media files in order to enrich their projects.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • competently design highly interactive multimedia products, e.g. multimedia games;
  • acquire techniques to develop web-based multimedia applications and simple animations using Adobe Flash CS3 powered by an object-oriented scripting language ActionScript 3.0 for interactivity;
  • coherently integrate various multimedia resources in an interactive multimedia project;
  • demonstrate the formal process undertaken for preparing and documenting the various development stages of a multimedia application;
  • demonstrate a range of special effects which are commonly required for advanced interactive design in multimedia applications;
  • learn fundamental programming techniques and how to carry this knowledge across multiple languages.


Practical work: 100%

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hr tutorials/week



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