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SIT161 - Principles of Interactive Media

Unit details

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

E Lanham





Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 2 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.


Three assignments (20% each) 60%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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