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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art and Design

Managing facultyArt and Design
Abbreviated titleMMDes
CRICOS code063213K
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email enquiries@artdes.monash.edu.au or visit www.artdes.monash.edu.au.

Course coordinator

Mr Jeff Janet

Notes

  • Part-time study may be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.

Description

This specialist coursework masters degree recognises the particular practical skills and mindset that are required to work as a multimedia designer. It acknowledges the specialist skills in design strategy, development and communication necessary to work effectively in this area. The coursework aspects of the degree are complemented by theoretical discussions on the recent history of multimedia design and where it might progress in the future. The units are a blend of studio practice and lectures.

Objectives

Students gain a sound working knowledge of multimedia elements including text, image, sound, animation and video. Graduates will emerge as skilled practitioners in the area and should also be able to critically assess and contribute to the future of multimedia design.

Credit for prior studies

Up to 24 points of credit may be granted for previously completed similar graduate-level units which have not been counted towards the award of any other degree or diploma. For similar undergraduate units, students will normally be required to make substitutions.

Assessment

Assessment is based on project work, written and verbal presentations and assignments.

Structure

The course consists of nine coursework units, with a total of 96 points normally studied full-time over four semesters. Study pattern to be determined in consultation with course coordinator.

Requirements

First year

Semester one

Theory component (compulsory)

Students chose six points of study from each of the options below.

Design option
  • VCM4601 Design principles for multimedia 1
  • VCM4602 Design principles for multimedia 2
  • VCM4604 Information design for multimedia
Media option
  • DIS4201 3D animation and virtual space
  • DIS4604 Digital audio video
  • VCM4101 Introduction to multimedia imaging
Technology option A

Semester two

  • MMD4001 Multimedia design studio 1
Technology option B
Complimentary study
  • DIS4201 3D animation and virtual space
  • DIS4604 Digital audio video
  • VCM4101 Introduction to multimedia imaging
  • VCM4601 Design principles for multimedia 1
  • VCM4602 Design principles for multimedia 2
  • VCM4604 Information design for multimedia

Second year

Semester one

  • MMD5002 Multimedia design studio 2
  • TAD4793 Issues for multimedia practice

Semester two

  • MMD5003 Multimedia design studio 3

Alternative exit(s)

The program can be exited after one or two semesters of full-time study or the equivalent:

  • students exiting after successfully completing one semester of study (24 points) take out the Graduate Certificate in Multimedia Design
  • students exiting after successfully completing two semesters of study (48 points) take out the Graduate Diploma of Multimedia Design.

Award(s)

Master of Multimedia Design