MMD1302 - Multimedia & digital arts studio A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design


Jeff Janet

Not offered in 2017


This unit introduces students to the language of multimedia and digital arts. The roles of multimedia designer and digital artist are explored. Methods for problem solving two-dimensional multimedia screen design and analysing electronic media are developed, and the various multimedia elements are defined, including text, image, sound, animation and video. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of text and images in multimedia design, including the skills and techniques to use these elements in electronic documents.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand the language of multimedia and the application of multimedia design principles
  2. understand the roles of multimedia designer and digital artist in electronic communication
  3. have an understanding of the nature of multimedia elements, including text, image, sound, animation and video
  4. be able to analyse electronic media, and identify the various multimedia elements used
  5. be able to use text and images as multimedia elements in electronic documents
  6. approach the problem-solving of two-dimensional multimedia screen design with an inquiring, adventurous and open attitude
  7. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study


Major projects: 85%. Journal: 15%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including; 1 hour lecture, 3 hour studio and 8 independent study hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)




MMD1101 and MMD1102 and MMD1202