Course Title: Multimedia Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Multimedia Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


TRN RMIT Training


Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term 1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4038

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course aims to introduce you to basic digital media technologies in a global context. It introduces you to integrating text, sound, and images using industry standard computer software within a single digital information environment. You will learn basic authoring, characteristics of various multimedia elements and presentation options.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the principles associated with the integration of various multimedia elements.
  2. Outline the major types of commercial authoring software that are used in the design industries for the completion of design projects.
  3. Describe the impact that multimedia technologies have had on a historical, cultural and global lifestyle.
  4. Explain the essential attributes of computer-based design.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Explain and apply foundational knowledge in one or more academic disciplines.
  2. Work independently and in groups to meet learning outcomes.
  3. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Use a range of current learning technologies to enhance academic outcomes.

Overview of Learning Activities

Project work will incrementally build on knowledge gained from earlier projects so that as they increase in complexity, they also help you to reinforce knowledge introduced in earlier projects.

Classes will include tutorials, demonstrations and lectures on using design software to complete design tasks, historical context and cultural awareness through the use of digital media.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be supported in your studies with online resources via myRMIT. This portal gives you access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT:

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on the above learning outcomes. Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and you will receive feedback from your teacher and peers. Assessment tasks will include:

  1. Collage design project – 20% (LO 2 & 3)
  2. Animation project 1 – 30% (LO 1 & 3)
  3. Animation project 2 – 40% (LO 5 & 3)
  4. End of semester quiz – 10% (LO 4)