Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Rodney Forbes


This unit introduces students to design for 'New Media'. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of multimedia imaging by providing a focus upon interactive multimedia and authoring. Students are introduced to a conceptual approach to interactivity, non-linear narrative, navigation, and graphical user interface controls. Technically, students will experiment with various software to develop content for multimedia applications. Students will develop skills in planning and organising content for multimedia publication.


On successful completion of the unit, students will:

  1. recognise the conceptual and technical demands of producing multimedia content
  2. creatively approach communication with 'new media'
  3. define, develop, plan and organise content for multimedia publication (ie. develop skills in storyboarding, flowcharting)
  4. apply and experiment with various software to develop, edit and compile asset materials for multimedia publication
  5. explore the concepts of interactivity, non-linear narrative, navigation, and graphical user interface controls
  6. apply a range of digital imaging, scripting and organisational techniques and concepts to project work
  7. develop and produce a multimedia project negotiating aspects of interface design, media, animation and interactivity
  8. work in a variety of roles required in the development and production of multimedia
  9. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Exercises: 30%. Project: 60%. Journal: 10%.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including: one 1 hour lecture plus two tutorial hours and 9 independent study hours per week

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