Management and Information Technology


CMPT 31033

Multimedia Technologies

Status : Elective Pre-requisite : CMPT 21043 Co-requisite : None

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Select and use multimedia capturing, authoring and production tools.
  • Illustrate graphic media file format characteristics.
  • Discuss concepts of graphic file formats.
  • Discuss streaming media file format characteristics.
  • Deploy and serve media contents within Web applications.

Definitions for multimedia, where to use multimedia, delivering multimedia, about fonts and faces, using text in multimedia, computers and text, font editing and design tools, hypermedia and hypertext, making still images, bitmaps, vector drawing, 3-D drawing and rendering, understanding natural light, computerized color, color palettes.Power of sound, digital audio, MIDI audio, MIDI vs., digital audio, audio file formats, adding sound to your multimedia project, audio CDs, sound for mobiles and Internet, testing and evaluation, copyright issues.The power of motion, principles of animation, animation techniques, animation file formats, using video, how video works and is displayed, analogue video, digital video, digital video containers, codecs, video format converters, shooting and editing video, non-linear editing.Stages of a multimedia project, requirements for multimedia projects.
Lectures, supervised hands-on practical sessions and group work.
End of course unit examination and continuous assessment.

  1. Vaughan, T (2011),Multimedia Making it Work, McGraw Hill.
  2. Li, Z N and Drew, M S (2004),Fundamentals of Multimedia, Pearson.
  3. Timings, R, Wilkinson, S, Cope, N, Folley, D, and Thomson, S (2005),Multimedia Technology, Longman Pub Group.