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)


100%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: