Introduction to Multimedia (G5039)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module aims to provide a basic understanding of human perception and how this relates to the capture, display, storage and transmission of multimedia. It also aims to introduce the technical principles and hardware underlying the capture, display, storage and transmission of sound, video, image and graphical based multimedia.


50%: Lecture
50%: Practical (Laboratory)


50%: Coursework (Observation, Software Exercise)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 106 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.