COMP5415: Multimedia Design and Authoring (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: COMP5415: Multimedia Design and Authoring (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Information Technologies
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wang, Xiu Ying
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://www.it.usyd.edu.au/~comp5415
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit provides principles and practicalities of creating interactive and effective multimedia products. It gives an overview of the complete spectrum of different media platforms and current authoring techniques used in multimedia production. Coverage includes the following key topics: enabling multimedia technologies; multimedia design issues; interactive 2D & 3D computer animation; multimedia object modelling and rendering; multimedia scripting programming; post-production and delivery of multimedia applications.
Assumed Knowledge: COMP5114. There is no assumed knowledge required.
Lecturer/s: Prof Feng, David
Dr Wang, Xiu Ying
Timetable: COMP5415 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 3.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Students are expected to attend all scheduled tutorials.

Independent Study: Students are expected to undertake prescribed reading and practical work besides understanding lecture contents.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students will be required to apply the knowledge learned from this UoS to solve various problems in media manipulation, authoring and integration. Design (Level 4)
Students will be introduced to principles and practices of creating interactive and effective multimedia products. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
Students will study on key integration and authoring techniques used in multimedia production. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Students will practice their multimedia demonstration and presentation skills. Communication (Level 4)
Students will gain practical experiences in digital multimedia integration and product development. Professional Conduct (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 4)
1. Ability to create interactive multimedia applications with contemporary development programs.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
2. Ability to articulate relationships between different multimedia building blocks and related design issues.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
3. Ability to manipulate and interpret various digital media for diverse multimedia applications.
4. Competency in utilization of key multimedia authoring programs.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Quiz No 10.00 Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Assignment No 20.00 Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Lab Skills Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Final Exam No 60.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: Quiz: Quiz

Lab skills

Assignment: Assignment (individual)

Final Exam: Written Examination
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: IMPORTANT: School policy relating to Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

In assessing a piece of submitted work, the School of IT may reproduce it entirely, may provide a copy to another member of faculty, and/or to an external plagiarism checking service or in-house computer program and may also maintain a copy of the assignment for future checking purposes and/or allow an external service to do so.

Other policies

See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Online Course Content: http://www.it.usyd.edu.au/~comp5415
Note on Resources: NO assigned textbook. However, lecture & lab notes and suggested readings provide a sufficient coverage over all materials. Lecture and lab notes are given during the lecture and lab sessions. Details of specific unit of study readings are given on the course website. Othe resources and material may be specified through the unit of study web page.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Unit of Study Introduction
Week 2 Multimedia Building Blocks & Digital Images
Week 3 Design Issues
Week 4 Basic Design Princip;es
Week 5 Computer Animation Fundamentals
Week 6 3D Computer Animation (I)
Week 7 3D Computer Animation (II)
Digital Video Production (II)
Week 9 Digial Video Production
Assessment Due: Quiz
Week 10 Post Production Processing
Week 11 Multimedia Integration & Development
Week 12 Multimedia Production Presentation/Workshop
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 13 Review and Reflection
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) 2013, 2014
Software 2015, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Commerce 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2015 2015
Graduate Diploma in Computing 2015 2015
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2015 2015
Graduate Certificate in Engineering 2011
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Information Technology 2014
Master of Information Technology 2015 2015
Master of Information Technology Management 2015 2015
Master of IT/Master of IT Management 2015 2015
Master of Information Technology (Software Engineering) (2014-15 analysis) 2014, 2015

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 4) Yes 25%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 25%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 50%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 4) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.