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SIT264 - Authoring of Interactive Media

Unit details


2018 unit information

Offering information:

Offered in Trimester 2 from 2019

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:SIT262, SIT363
Unit chair:

Elicia Lanham


2 SIT-coded units or 2 ADD/ADT coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


The design and development of interactive media systems involves; complex system analysis and design, the application of project management principles, and the integration of diverse content through interactive media authoring. This unit focuses on the authoring stage of this process. The authoring stage is a vital part of the development of interactive media systems and involves bringing together the multimedia assets and interaction processes. The authoring process is supported by a wide variety of tools, ranging from simple presentation systems such as Microsoft PowerPoint, to more complex authoring systems such as Adobe Director. This unit will discuss the merits application of these different authoring tools, as well as identifying and discussing the different authoring processes which can also be applied. On completing this unit, students will be able to: analysis existing authored solutions and suggest revised outcomes, author multimedia content for digital delivery, and apply scripting languages where appropriate to extend the basic functionality of authoring programs.


Skills portfolio 15%, design document and prototype 20%, group development project 25%, examination 40%.

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