Computing

Introduction to Multimedia

Module code: G5039
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

In this module, you develop a basic understanding of human perception and how this relates to the capture, display, storage and transmission of multimedia.

You are introduced to the technical principles and hardware underlying the capture, display, storage and transmission of:

  • sound
  • video
  • image
  • graphical-based multimedia.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe the basic principles behind human perception of media such as colour and sound and how perception relates to the capture, display, storage and transmission of this media.
  • Recognise the wider issues involved with multimedia production and distribution.
  • Identify and summarise the technological basis of the capture, display, storage and transmission of sound, video, image and graphical based multimedia.
  • Synthesise basic multimedia and web based content.