Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

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 Cameron Rose


This unit introduces advanced principles of multimedia design and digital arts with a strong emphasis the combination of multimedia elements and practice in developing an outcome. Concepts relating to interaction, time and information architecture are explored in a practical framework. Methods for problem solving multimedia design are examined from the point of view of the end user and design for interactivity. The view of multimedia design and digital art as a discipline is expanded through an awareness of the many different genres and applications of multimedia design.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. approach the problem-solving of interactive digital media and multimedia design with an inquiring, adventurous and open attitude
  2. be able to identify multimedia design problems and determine the appropriate multimedia elements in response to the design problem
  3. have a developed knowledge of principles of human-computer interface design
  4. be able to implement project management principle and strategies for successful team and collaborative work
  5. undertake research and application of multimedia design in projects such as motion graphics, information archtiecture, self-promotion, on-line corporate identity design, interactive environments, iconography/interface design, data-driven web design and site specific installation; be able to prepare a folio presentation for self promotion, utilising a variety of appropriate media
  6. have a broad knowledge of multimedia design and digital arts practice and techniques
  7. obseve and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice


Minor Projects: 60%
Major Project: 40%

Workload requirements

12 hrs/ week, comprising: 1 hr lecture, 3 hrs tutorial and 8 independent study hrs

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