Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment

Course code INFT1201Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course introduces fundamental concepts and technologies employed in exploiting the internet for infotainment via digital media for streaming or downloading images, video and audio using approaches such as IPTV and media streaming services. Concurrently, students gain insight into production methodologies and the culture of the entertainment and media industries, which will assist them in supporting content creation teams.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe and interpret the transformation of media delivery technologies (e.g. newspapers, film, television etc) that have been enabled by new digital and networking technologies.
2. Describe and apply the key technologies used in developing content for new media production, and understand their current limitations
3. Describe and apply the key technologies used in distributing multimedia content, and issues and limitations.
4. Critique and identify risks in the new media delivery models that appear from media organisations.
Content1. History and future of mass communication media, ownership, government regulation, exploiting trends.
2. Content development- journalism, film, games.
3. Production technologies - input/output devices and formats for video and audio; image manipulation; implementing interactivity; mobile delivery technologies.
4. Distribution technologies: Introduction to communications - bandwidth, compression, security; Infotainment servers - capacity, reliability, search engines and streaming video and audio.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFT1201