Short Title:Multimedia 2
Full Title:Multimedia 2
Module Code:MULT H2008
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Description:This module is designed to continue the student development in Screen Based Design. It covers the preliminary steps of producing an animation film from initial concept through storyboarding, to character design. It teaches the student to create strong believable animations by developing a sense of observation, timing, and motion. Students will work in teams and will be jointly responsible for the planning and outcome of the project. The project will be a significantly-sized production, with the objective of producing a short movie animation that integrated various multimedia elements such as video, stop action animation, sound etc., to complete a multilayer multimedia production together with accompanying documentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Communicate ideas using storyboards and oral presentation skills
LO2 Work interdependently and co-operatively within a team
LO3 Conduct necessary research and development at the pro-production stage of the project
LO4 Incorporate various media elements into a multimedia environment using appropriate software
LO5 Produce from start to finish a time-based multimedia presentation.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Project Planning & Development
Analysis of brief, research and design appropriate solutions, developing functionality specification, implementing screen design, layout presentation options, integration of the various digital multimediamedia components of the project. Concentrated analysis of the functionality of the project, its effectiveness, possible improvements etc.
Media Production for Multimedia
Introduction to media production for multimedia – digital capture and editing of sound and video, type and animation Authoring Package
Create a multimedia presentation using authoring software
Design a stand alone animation project based on finalised design and functionality specifications.
Focus on visual design for multimedia titles, applied to projects.
Course Work
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Learning activities will be assessed throughout the semester. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Students will attend lectures and be active participants in practical workshops, lecturer-supervised learning, tutorials, seminars and critiques. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Students will undertake independent research and related practical work outside od scheduled class times. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Michael, A 2006, Animating with Macromedia Flash: Creative Animation Techniques, Focal Press
  • White. Tony 2006, Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator, Focal Press
  • Peaty, Kevin. Kirkpatrick, Glenn 2003, Flash Cartoon Animation: Learn from the Pros, 2003 friends of ED
  • Krasner. Jon S 2008, Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics, Second Edition Ed., Focal Press
  • Halvorson. Kristina 2009, Content Strategy for the Web, New Riders Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources