MDC5220 - Multimedia design studio 2 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Jeffrey Janet


Mr Jeffrey Janet

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


MMD4001Not offered in 2019, MDC4120




This unit advances the student's knowledge gained in Multimedia Design Studio 1 (MMD4001Not offered in 2019) and places a strong emphasis on digital experience design. Particular importance is placed on the role of interface design, interactivity, virtual space and storytelling in multimedia design, including the skills and techniques to use these elements across a range of media platforms. Students undertake project work that explores a wide range of design processes, technical skills and conceptual models involved with the production of interactive media. Individual's specialist skills and folio preparation will also be covered.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically approach problem-solving, embracing current technological and philosophical developments in multimedia design;
  2. Analyse digital media design, and identify the various multimedia elements and authoring techniques used;
  3. Understand and have the ability to analyse the benefits and constraints of different media delivery platforms for multimedia design, including digital video, the internet, site-specific installation and other technologies;
  4. Further develop creative and specialist studio skills specific to multimedia design;
  5. Produce multimedia design prototypes by applying a range of design problem-solving methodologies, multimedia design and technical skills to respond to challenges;
  6. Develop a self directed approach to the development of multimedia design works, utilising independent research and evaluation methods;
  7. Understand the specialised roles identified in the multimedia design industry, and identify which role best matches their set of skills, and;
  8. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 contact hours plus 16 hours of independent study.

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