Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Managing facultyArt, Design and Architecture
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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Jeffrey Janet


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time study may be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.


This coursework master's degree prepares graduates from various undergraduate backgrounds for work within the multimedia industry. It is offered jointly through the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the Faculty of Information Technology.

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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a synthesis of complex theory and practice through the execution of creative endeavours (including text, image, sound, interactivity and video), research and critical context to engage in professional multimedia practice
  • draw on studio experience to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and communicate specific design strategies and methodologies and apply them in the fields of multimedia
  • apply advanced cognitive abilities, technical skills, cultural enquiry and conceptual resolution to independent professional practice at the forefront of their field

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.


All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

First year

Semester one

  • FIT9027 Website authoring
  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points)
  • 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 (18 points)

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Multimedia after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Multimedia after successful completion of 48 points of study.


Master of Multimedia