Emerging Technologies

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Emerging Technologies

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Emerging Technologies provides students with a detailed level of knowledge and skills related to planning, designing, and integrating multimedia products and systems. Students learn and apply the fundamental principles relating to process models and develop an appreciation for multimedia applications.
    Course Introduction
    In order to develop the range of skills, knowledge and attitudes required for successful participation in the multimedia industry, it is first necessary to provide a fundamental understanding of the nature of multimedia products and of the associated design and development process. The course aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the concept of digital multimedia by exploring core issues that arise out of consideration of three key questions: What is digital multimedia? What is "effective" digital multimedia? And How is effective digital multimedia made?
    By the end of the course, students should then be able to apply and demonstrate their fundamental understanding of multimedia by designing and developing a multimedia prototype.
    The understanding and experience gained from the course provides a foundation for knowledge, attitude and skills development provided by subsequent and more specialised courses in multimedia undertaken throughout the degree.
    Course Aims
    The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of multimedia technologies and of the associated design and development process as a foundation for knowledge, attitude and skills development provided by subsequent courses in multimedia undertaken throughout the degree.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand Various Multimedia Elements, Design Concepts and Techniques
    2 Critically analyse the effectiveness of a multimedia work by assessing the appropriateness of interface, implementation, interaction, navigation and content (what the content is and how it is presented)in relation to intended audience, purpose and objectives.
    3 Produce storyboards and flowcharts, that contain all required elements, as part of the design process for a multimedia work.
    4 Apply principles of user-centred design and good production practices to produce a multimedia prototype for a defined purpose, to satisfy specific set of objectives for an intended target audience

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Assessed Workshop Activities


    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Group Project


    Exam - selected response
    Midterm Exam


    Exam - selected response
    End of semester exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.