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Multimedia Imaging

2014 unit code: DIG60004 (formerly HET745)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
Duration1 Semester
Contact hours48 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 sophisticated visual projects using industry standard multimedia software.
• be able to manipulate images and text for print and electronic delivery.
• know how to develop a consistent visual response to a set development scenario.

Teaching methods

Laboratory and lecture based tuition with continual practical experience through exercises and set tasks.


Illustrator assignment 25%, Photoshop Assignment 25%, Major Project 30%, Practical Exam 20%.

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.


This subject involves an introduction to the practice of multimedia creation using various industry standard software tools; Concepts in digital image creation and manipulation; Introduction to bitmap and vector graphics; Comparison of various multimedia software packages; Introduction to typography and typographic manipulation; Colour models and tonal manipulation in computer graphics; Computer graphic file types; Cross platform and delivery issues in multimedia.

Reading materials

Material is available online through the Blackboard system and printed reference material is distributed in class.