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BIS (HONS) specialising in MULTIMEDIA

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First meeting: 

The first compulsory meeting for the year will take place on Thursday, 2 February 2017, at 17:30 on Level 4, SIT 7 (Interaction and VR Lab), in the IT Building.

 

Programme manager:

Mr K de Beer
IT Building 6-61
Tel.: +27 12 420 2833
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Admission requirements

  • BIS with specialisation in Multimedia.
  • A minimum average of 60% in the 3rd year Multimedia modules.
  • A minimum average of 60% in the 3rd year Computer Science modules
  • If the average for the 3rd year Multimedia modules or 3rd year Computer Science modules are between 55% - 60% the applicant’s academic record will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
    • Completion time of the required undergraduate degree
    • Number of subjects failed
    • Weighted average of every year

 

Minimum credits required: 160

NQF Level 7

Fundamental modules

15

Research

0

Core modules

45

Elective modules

60

 

Fundamental modules (15 credits)

Code

 

Prerequisites

Credits

Semester

INY 711

Research methodology

 

15 

1

 

Core modules (45 credits)

Code

 

Prerequisites

Credits

Semester

IMY 772

Hypermedia and mark-up languages

 

15

1

IMY 761

Applied multimedia

 

30

Year

 

Elective modules (60 credits)

Select any four modules of the following in collaboration with the package organiser.

(A maximum of two modules may also be selected from the other departments in the School of Information Technology.)

Code

 

Prerequisites

Credits

Semester

IMY 771

Multimedia trends

 

15 

2

IMY 773

Multimedia technology

 

15

1

IMY 774

Virtual environments

 

15

2

IMY 777

Animation theory and practice

 

 15

1

IMY 779

Human-computer interaction

 

 15

2

 

Code

 

Credits

 

 

Semester

INY 711

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 1

Research methodology 711

Research methodology and the application thereof to resolve research problems and to create new knowledge, is a valued advantage to any student. The module is compiled with the following objectives in mind: to instruct the student in the basic principles of research and to avail them the opportunity to execute research projects in a professional manner. Students are guided from the selection of a problem to the presentation of a complete research report with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework.

IMY 771

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 2

Multimedia Trends 771

History of multimedia ideas and technology; current trends in multimedia, latest technologies and future trends of multimedia.

IMY 772

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 1

Hypermedia and mark-up languages 772

A study of hypermedia systems, specifically adaptive hypermedia systems, as well as data modelling, storage and retrieval, database structures and metadata. A study of different mark-up languages and their role in multimedia products with the emphasis on data structuring, hyper linking theories and models.

IMY 773

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 1

Multimedia technology 773

In this module students will research and discuss a current topic which can change from year to year. The topic for a specific year can be obtained from the departmental website.

The theory and practice of multimedia technology, such as compression techniques; image processing; delivery systems such as CD-ROM, DVD, digital TV, immersive systems, inter-action with virtual worlds and other relevant technologies. An overview of important multimedia standards.

IMY 774

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 2

Virtual environments 774

Theory and components of virtual environments (VE); human interaction in VE; VE technologies; lighting techniques, props, landscapes and other related concepts.

IMY 777

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 1

Animation theory and practice 777

History of animation theory and techniques; 2-D and 3-D animation; capturing, kinematic behaviours (e.g. movement, expressions), human artefacts (e.g. clothing, hairdressing) and other related themes.

IMY 779

Information Science

15

 

 

Sem 2

Human-computer interaction 779

A theoretical and practical study of human-computer interaction, interface design and usability testing.

 

Click here for a description of all the modules of the School of Information Technology. 

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