COURSE CODE: MMS 100

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Multimedia

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Overview of multimedia and its technologies, relations, applications and management, and production.

COURSE GOAL:

At the end of this course, you shoud be able to:

  • Define and describe the concept of multimedia
  • Compare, contrast, and evaluate multimedia studies programs offered by different institutions
  • Describe how computers represent information and how digital data is different from analog data
  • Describe important technical properties of digital text, image, sound, video, and animation
  • Explain the history and concept of hypermedia and its relevance to the World Wide Web
  • Describe technical considerations to take in authoring and designing multimedia
  • Describe some of the ways in which technology has shaped human behavior, even as human behavior shapes the technologies we create

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Unit I: Introducing multimedia
    • Module 01: What is multimedia?
    • Module 02: What is multimedia studies?
  • Unit II: Media modalities
    • Module 03: How computers store information
    • Module 04: Digital Text
    • Module 05: Digital Images
    • Module 06: Digital Animation
    • Module 07: Digital Audio
    • Module 08: Digital Video
  • Unit III: Multimedia Production and Design
    • Module 09: Hypermedia and interactivity
    • Module 10: Introduction to Multimedia Authoring
    • Module 11: Designing a Multimedia Application or Product
  • Unit IV: Multimedia in larger contexts
    • Module 12: Social dimensions of new media
    • Module 13. The future of digital media