Course Title: Interactive Media 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interactive Media 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016


Melbourne transfer to Vietnam


345H Media and Communication



Course Coordinator: Dr. Adam Nash

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2598

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course OART1013 Interactive Media 1 before you commence this course.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Course Description

In this course you will investigate and evaluate issues relating to experience design, technology in social contexts, transmedia, and interactive narratives. The focus will be on the use of pre-production aids and schematics for refining project ideas, and the management of documentation across the lifecycle of a project. You will also incorporate dynamic elements such as animation, sound, text, graphics and video into interactive media projects. Scripting languages will be explored as part of the interactive media authoring process, to enable you to create responsive and personalised interactive projects.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Examine the interrelationship of interaction and experience, and how individuals use media content.
  • Compare and contrast transmedia content to identify contemporary narrative approaches.
  • Apply design principles to develop interfaces and produce new solutions to a range of interactive design problems.
  • Select technology and shape media content for multi- platform delivery to diverse audiences.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of interactive design solutions and possible enhancements.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in media and communication, in which to base your professional practice or future study.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as workshops, lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.
Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy