Digital Media & Information Studies MA

Multimedia Analysis & Design (B) INFOST4012

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Multimedia has major implications for the way in which we access and use information. This course builds on principles pertaining to the design, creation, structure, presentation and evaluation of multimedia resources, to explore how multimedia transform and extend the reach and impact of the traditional scholarly publishing, and create effective user experience across academic, cultural and social contexts.


1x2hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Excluded Courses

ARTMED4011 - Multimedia Analysis and Design

INFOSTUD4013 - Multimedia Analysis and Design


INFOST4011 Multimedia Analysis & Design (A)


Multimedia project , including 1500 word report - 100% (80% project; 20% report)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Explore multimedia as an effective form of communication that transforms and extends the reach and impact of the traditional scholarly publishing.

■ Apply theoretical design principles for creating and critically evaluating multimedia work to develop multimedia as a tool of analysis and presentation across academic, cultural, and social contexts;

■ Run and evaluate experiments to validate the effectiveness of multimedia design in supporting user experience.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

■ Recognise the theoretical principles for designing user experiences that work well

■ identify principles of visual design that help effectively organize and present information

■ Apply theoretical design principles to prototype, develop and implement a multimedia project

■ Construct, run, and evaluate experiments for multimedia projects to test effective design

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.