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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Day)


This unit provides a theoretical and practical guide to the processes involved in producing audiovisual content designed for informational purposes. It will cover the processes involved in designing and documenting such a project in terms of the information delivered and the logistics involved, the actual recording and editing of media used in the project, including technical standards conventionally employed in video and DVD production. This unit will be delivered in a studio environment with an emphasis on collaborative learning.


At the completion of this unit students will have -

A theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  • the nature of the development process involved in digital video and audio production, 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 need for management and control of the multimedia development process and the contribution which management tools and techniques can make to this process.

Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • demonstrate a positive approach to teamwork, allowing them to work as part of a project team and an ability to communicate with a client and deliver the relevant information as per the client brief.

Developed the skills to:
  • effectively make use of sound/video recording hardware and editing software;
  • edit digital video in post production;
  • author a DVD based multimedia product which will play on a standard DVD player.

Demonstrated the teamwork skills necessary to:
  • work as a member of a project team.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Power

Contact hours

1 hr lecture/wk, 3 hrs studio/wk




VSA3020, MMS2407, MMS2410

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