Short Title:Digital Media Project: Multimedia
Full Title:Digital Media Project: Multimedia
Module Code:MEDA H4004
Credits: 7
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:The aim of this module is to enable students create to an innovative project for their degree show and their portfolio, to reflect critically on, exhibit, publish and disseminate their work.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Adopt a innovative approach to the production of digital media
LO2 Complete the entire development process for an innovative media project for the degree show exhibition and their portfolio.
LO3 Have the ability to manage a media project from conception to distribution, in accordance with professional production principles.
LO4 Create an engaging presentation across multiple platforms of their work for the degree show and individual and class portfolio.
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) %
Development for Degree Project
How to effectivly incorporate different media elements into a professional project. Developing a mature critical appreciation of own work. Integrating different course elements into work and creating a blend of theory and practice.
Planning strategies
Being able to work in a self-directed way, project management, time management and scheduling. Working responsibly and independently, seeking out help when needed. Leading critique sessions to review stages of work.
Emerging Platforms
Students will chart the impact of emerging technologies and the implications for the industry and their own work
Portfolio Development
Developing a professional portfolio and online presence, preparing work for exhibition and publishing
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description   80.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation No Description   20.00 Sem 1 End
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 No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Mark Stephen Meadows 2002, Pause and Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative, New Riders
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Maeda 2006, The laws of simplicity, MIT Press Cambridge, Mass. [ISBN: 0262134721]
  • Brendan Dawes 2006, Analog In, Digital Out:, New Riders
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • n/a, Communication Arts
  • n/a, Computer Arts
Other Resources