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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Multimedia Studies is a three year program that prepares students for a career in the digital media industries. The program provides practical skills and relevant theory that can be applied in a variety of fields associated with information and communication technology, visual arts and design and media and cultural studies. On completion of this program, students will be able to develop an original multimedia product from concept to implementation; create digital content (text, images, animation, audio and video) for multimedia applications on the Web, CD, DVD and other delivery platforms; demonstrate proficiency with industry-standard software development tools; understand the social, economic and cultural significance of multimedia; demonstrate a knowledge of the multimedia industry, relevant professional issues, and future directions; apply theories of media and communication to multimedia development; apply traditional design principles in a new media context; work independently or as a member of a team (face-to-face or virtual), employing appropriate interpersonal and group skills; communicate effectively with clients and other professionals; and solve problems and demonstrate critical and creative thinking ability.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Multimedia Studies - International campuses only
  • Course description
    About Multimedia

    The term multimedia is used to describe the integrated presentation of text, graphics, sound and animation. In the 'Information Age', those who are skilled in the production and application of multimedia technologies are in high demand. Multimedia students are provided with a general introduction to multimedia studies before choosing specialisations. Industry standard software equipped with modern visual, graphic and audio technologies is used by students to implement multimedia systems. Students explore design methods, authoring languages and software tools associated with multimedia studies so they have an understanding of the engineering, educational and artistic facets of the field.


    Career Opportunities

    There are numerous career opportunities for graduates who combine creative ability with technological skills. You may specialise in video and sound editing, animation, or interactive multimedia programming. Employment opportunities are found in publishing, entertainment, interactive multimedia and web development, fashion and interior design, animation, special effects, gaming, the arts and advertising industries.


    Program Structure

    To be eligible to graduate, students must complete 24 courses/144 units of credit comprising:

        * 6 compulsory courses at Level 1;
        * 6 compulsory courses at Advanced Level;
        * 6 multimedia elective courses; and
        * 6 general elective courses.

    6 compulsory courses at Level 1

    Course Code     Course Name
    DGTL11001      Foundations of Animation
    DGTL11003      Interaction, Information & Interface Design
    MMST11001     Introduction to Digital Innovation
    MMST11002     Web Design
    MMST11003     Design Perspectives
    MMST11009     Digital Video and Audio

    6 compulsory courses (36 units of credit) at Advanced Level
    Course Code     Course Name
    DGTL12002      Interactivity and Social Networks
    FAHE12001      Communication in the Digital Age
    MMST12009     Web Application Development
    MMST12017     Interactive Animation for Games
    MMST13015     Collaborative Multimedia Project Part A
    MMST13018     Collaborative Multimedia Project Part B

    Multimedia electives

    Students must complete 6 multimedia electives (36 units of credit) which may be selected from the following list.  Students may also select courses from the Bachelor of Digital Innovation, providing that prerequisites have been met.

    Course Code     Course Name

    Multimedia electives
    COIS12036     Human-Computer Interaction
    COIT11133     Programming Fundamentals
    COIT11134     Java Programming
    COIT11166     Systems Analysis and Design
    COIT12137     Objects and Data Structures
    COIT12140     Object-Oriented Programming
    COIT12141     Computer Graphics
    COIT12167     Database Use and Design
    COIT12170     Data Communications
    COIT13132     Professional Issues
    COIT13147     Networks
    COIT13211     Information Security
    COMM12022   Technology, Communication and Culture
    COMM12030   Desktop Publishing
    COMM12116   Contemporary Photomedia
    DGTL11004     Digital Design and Communication
    DGTL12001     Managing Digital Environments
    DGTL13001     Interactive Gameplay
    DGTL13002     Games for Mobile Devices
    DGTL13003     Advanced Media Production
    DGTL13004     Advanced 3D Animation and Character Development
    ENCO11005    Computer Hardware Fundamentals
    MMST12019    3D Animation
    MMST13017    Business of Digital Innovation

    General electives

    Students must complete 6 general electives (36 units of credit) which may be selected from any degree offered by the University.

    Multimedia electives allow students to specialise in a particular area. General electives allow students to add greater depth to their area of specialisation or to create a second area of specialisation.

    Note: no more than 12 Level 1 courses may be credited towards the degree.

     
    Students may not take the following courses as general electives because of content overlap with compulsory courses and multimedia plan electives:
    Course Code     Course Name
    COIS11014     Engineering Computing
    COIS11015     Introductory Computing Applications
    COIS11077     Introduction to Computing

    Recommended study schedule

    Students who are unable to complete the Bachelor of Multimedia Studies may apply to exit from the program with an Associate Degree of Multimedia Studies (96 units of credit). In such cases, students must satisfy the requirements of the exit award and apply in writing to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education. For further information, refer to the handbook entry for the Associate Degree of Multimedia Studies.

    Please note: full-time students usually enrol in 4 courses per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 courses per term.
    Course Code     Course Name

    Year 1 - Term 1
    DGTL11001     Foundations of Animation
    MMST11009     Digital Video and Audio
    MMST11001     Introduction to Digital Innovation
    MMST11003     Design Perspectives

    Year 1 - Term 2
    DGTL11003     Interaction, Information & Interface Design
    MMST11002     Web Design
    Multimedia Elective     
    General Elective     

    Year 2 - Term 1
    FAHE12001     Communication in the Digital Age
    MMST12009     Web Application Development
    MMST12017     Interactive Animation for Games
    Multimedia elective     

    Year 2 - Term 2
    DGTL12002     Interactivity and Social Networks
    General Elective     
    General Elective     
    Multimedia Elective     

    Year 3 - Term 1
    MMST13015     Collaborative Multimedia Project Part A
    Multimedia Elective     
    Multimedia Elective     
    General Elective     

    Year 3 - Term 2
    MMST13018     Collaborative Multimedia Project Part B
    Multimedia Elective     
    General Elective     
    General Elective     


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