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COURSE CODE AND NAME: SIS 2105 Multimedia Systems
COURSE LEVEL: Year 2, Semester I
COURSE CREDIT: 4CU

Brief Course Description
The course demonstrates methods and modes for creating multimedia for business. Most elements of multimedia like digital graphics, photography, video, audio, music, sound on various platforms are covered. The use of several software tools for multimedia production and use are implemented.

Course Objectives

• To introduce the student to knowledge and skills in the production of multimedia products
• To expose the student to skills in developing guidelines and elements for multimedia products
• To introduce the student to the use of appropriate software to transform multimedia into many forms.

Detailed Course Description
• Introduction to multimedia : Overview of the various platforms, applications, Multimedia technology Features (10 hours)
• Video equipment: what to use and when to use it: Camera basics; purchasing a camera – what to look for; microphone usage; tripods; video recording formats (8hours)
• Design Techniques; Visual design and Graphic Design (8hours)
• Art of Multimedia and specialized multimedia software (10hours)
• Authoring Tools: Software tools ,media components ,CAD tools, Final multimedia production.
(10hours)
• Multimedia Production, learning a variety of design techniques using specialist software to design and manipulate images.
(6hours
• Video editing for online journalism: Importing video to a computer; using a basic video editor; discussion of higher-end editing software; basic editing techniques; do’s and don’ts; exporting a final video project
(8hours)

Mode of delivery
This course is taught by lectures, tutorials, practical assignments, and examinations.
Assessment
The course is assessed by assignment, tests and final examinations whose contributions are shown below:
Assignment (15%)
Tests (25%)
Final course Examination (60%)
Total (100%)

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the production of multimedia products
• Demonstrate skills in developing guidelines and elements for multimedia products
• Demonstrate knowledge of use of appropriate software to transform multimedia into many forms.

References:

1) T.M. Savage, K.E. Vogel. An Introduction to Digital Multimedia. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 Edition, 2013.
2) Sugata Mitra and Gaurav Bhatnagar. Introduction to Multimedia Systems (Communications, Networking and Multimedia). Academic Press; 1 edition, 2001.
3) Glencoe McGraw-Hill. Introduction to Multimedia. 1 edition, 2010.

4) Tay Vaughan, Multimedia Making It Work. McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 8th Edition , 2010.
5) Vic Costello, Susan Youngblood and Norman E. Youngblood. Multimedia Foundations: Core Concepts for Digital Design. Focal Press; 1 edition , 2012.

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