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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Provides the skills and tools to design, develop and manage contemporary multimedia resources for supporting immersive user interactions. Students will learn about creative production of 2D and 3D images and videos as well as 3D audio effects in interactive multimedia applications.

Unit content

1. Introduction to digital media authoring tools and techniques

2. 2D and 3D image editing

3. Audio and music production

4. 3D audio effects

5. Video editing and encoding

6. Computer generated animations

7. Designing for multi-modal interactivity

8. Storage and retrieval of multimedia data

9. Delivering multimedia contents over the Internet

10. Managing creative production of digital media in a team

11. Issues with performance, privacy and security of multimedia data

12. Emerging multimedia applications

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 design, develop and manage multimedia resources
2 identify and evaluate trends and issues in multimedia applications
3 manage team-based creative production
4 propose solutions for supporting interactivity and quality user experience

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. design, develop and manage multimedia resources
  2. identify and evaluate trends and issues in multimedia applications
  3. manage team-based creative production
  4. propose solutions for supporting interactivity and quality user experience

Prescribed texts

  • Vaughan, T, 2014, Multimedia: Making It Work, 9th edn, McGraw Hill Education.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.