20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Digital multimedia plays a key role in many information professions, offering potential benefits to areas that employ multimedia technologies. Indeed, digital multimedia is already having an impact on activities in the fields of business, entertainment, cultural heritage, education, medicine and journalism. The module introduces the area of digital multimedia and the key concepts and technologies in creating/using digital content, and developing multimedia applications. Lectures are structured in two main areas: (1) the creation and use of digital media (e.g. images, videos and sounds), and (2) the production of multimedia applications. Combined with a series of practical lab-based sessions based on Adobe Flash (using HTML5 conversion).

Staff Contact: Peter Holdridge
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Flash application submitted and usability tested in class

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