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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Vince Dziekan


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Cameron Rose

Contact hours

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