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SIT161 - Principles of Interactive Media

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elicia Lanham





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


Interactive media is one of the most rapidly developing areas in the computer industry; active and effective involvement in this field demands a thorough foundation in both the theory underlying the area, and the skills required of practitioners. This unit will provide media students with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of interactive media. The unit will introduce the concepts of interactive and multimedia including its cultural and social context, and the foundations of games. The unit will examine the basic requirements for the creation and delivery of interactive media which effectively combines the digital formats of the 5 multimedia assets: text, images, sounds, video and animation, with the added element of interactivity provided by computer systems. It forms the theoretical basis for subsequent practical, organisational and theoretical inquiry into interactive media.


Written report 20%, multimedia asset portfolio 30%, design document 10%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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