- 2018

Undergraduate

Minor / Major / Extended major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Location

Clayton

In interactive media, you will learn to explore technology-led creativity for the digital economy by gaining a technical understanding and being given the creative freedom to develop your ideas. Building upon foundation studies in digital imaging, sound and video, 3D modelling and interactive media, the design lead studio-based approach will prepare you for career opportunities in web design, interactive design/development, mobile application development, 3D modelling and animation, social media, visualisation, and tangible and physical computing. A major or minor in this area will add a creative element to students undertaking more technical IT or engineering studies, and as well as providing practical IT-based skills to students undertaking studies in the art or design fields.

Availability

Interactive media is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • design and implement major creative computing projects.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  1. The requirements for the major in multimedia development (48 points)
  2. The following four additional units (24 points):

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor, major or extended major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology

Students in this course can complete the minor or the extended major by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and a major or extended major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • F2005 Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

* Depending on units completed it may be possible for students to complete a minor and a major by using, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives. Students cannot complete both a minor and a major in the same area of study. An extended major cannot be completed in the Bachelor of Information Technology component in a double degree.

** Students studying the secondary education specialisation in this double degree cannot complete a minor.