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Multimedia Authoring

2014 unit code: DIG60003 (formerly HET746)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Duration1 Semester
Contact hours36 Hours

Aims and objectives

To provide an introduction to the practice of multimedia, by developing appropriate skills with multimedia software.
Following successful completion of this unit students will:
• be able to create animations using Flash software
• know how to transform a static website into a multimedia rich interactive Flash website.

Teaching methods

Lectures, Laboratory-based Exercises


Animation assignment 35%, Interface assignment 35%, Examination 30%

Generic skills outcomes

Graduates are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
Graduates are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community.
Graduates are effective and ethical in work and community situations.
Graduates are adaptable and able to manage change.


Academic skills issues; Introduction to multimedia programming concepts; Introduction to Multimedia Authoring using industry standard software packages; Introduction to bitmap and vector graphics animation; Principles of animation applied to computer graphics; Utilisation of a range of media in multimedia products; Introduction to interaction using scripting languages.

Reading materials

Mennenoh, D. The Complete Reference Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio (Berkeley, Calif.: McGraw-Hill/Osborne, c2002).
Underdahl, B. The Complete Reference Macromedia Flash MX 2004 (
Berkeley, Calif.: McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2004).