Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)


This unit provides a focus on specialist tools and techniques that are used for developing content-rich interactive multimedia systems using Adobe Flash. This unit will cover fundamental multimedia principles, practical development processes, the integration of mixed-media assets, interactive design and animation for digital media and different technologies for product deployment. Students will create content-rich interactive CD-ROM and Web-based products using industry standard authoring tools and will gain an understanding of the role of digital media within the broader technology environment.


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

  • identify and apply the formal processes undertaken for preparing and documenting the design specification and prototype development stages of a multimedia application;
  • construct a functional interactive project given a specific brief using a graphical authoring environment (eg: Adobe Flash CS6);
  • identify, design and develop appropriate assets for the creation of a functional user interface using an appropriate navigational structure;
  • execute a range of special effects which are commonly required for interactive design in multimedia applications (eg: animation, visual and audio feedback, etc.);
  • demonstrate fundamental programming techniques using the required authoring language (eg: ActionScript 3.0) using a procedural approach to programming development;
  • identify and interpret the nature of technical issues that are encountered during the development and testing of a multimedia application.


In-semester assessment: 100%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One 1-hour lecture
  • One 3-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.



FIT1035, IMS2402, MMS2402
This unit is prohibited to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems multimedia development major.

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