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VCM4029

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Ruben Hopmans

Synopsis

This unit will examine the activities integral to the development of a multimedia systems, detailing the techniques of systems analysis and design used in the development process. Fundamental programming concepts will be introduced within a multimedia scripting language framework as a mechanism for system development. Students will be involved in a mixture of individual and group-based work which will require application of the theoretical knowledge gained in lectures to a series of practical problems in multimedia systems development.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of:

  1. a range of systems analysis and design methodologies and their associated tools that can be used in the development of multimedia systems
  2. the main participants in the development of multimedia systems and the roles which they perform
  3. the key tasks in the multimedia systems development process
  4. quality assurance techniques for the analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of a quality multimedia system

At the completion of this unit students will have developed attitudes that provide them with:

  1. an appreciation of the importance of a thorough understanding of the principles of systems analysis and design so as to support successful development of multimedia systems
  2. broadminded awareness of the the advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches in systems analysis and design

At the completion of this unit students will have developed skills to enable them to:

  1. undertake a requirements analysis for a business application
  2. convert requirement analysis models to design models that represent a workable solution system
  3. prepare analysis and design documentation for a multimedia system
  4. encode data in XML format
  5. apply sound programming principles to the use of a multimedia scripting language such as ActionScript

At the completion of this unit students will have developed the teamwork skills needed to:

  1. develop skills to work as part of a project team

Assessment

Minor assignments: 60%
Major assignment: 40%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week comprising of a 1-hour lecture, a 3-hour studio and 8 independent study hours

Prohibitions

CSE1401, GCO1813, IMS1403, IMS2401, IMS5401, IMS9001, MMS1403, MMS2201 Translation Set: MMS9405