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CM40198: Digital media

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The course aims to make students aware of the underlying technology and the methods of creating and organising digital media.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit a student should be able to
* discuss hypermedia as a background to multimedia;
* understand a variety of CD-ROM formats, the compression techniques needed for various source media and the consequences of each;
* understand the basic legal and ethical consequences of publishing;
* explain digital media in the context of typical applications.

An understanding of the software and hardware aspects of digital media storage and delivery (T, F, A); an appreciation of the legal and ethical aspects of media publishing (T); the ability to place digital media in context (T, A).

Hypertext and hypermedia: formats and mechanisms; static and dynamic media. Digital media formats; image, sound, video formats and compression. CD technology and the storage of digital media. Web technology and the delivery of digital media. Legal and ethical considerations.
Applications: selected from games, films, special effects, sound.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM40198 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science

CM40198 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • RSCM-AFD02 : Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Digital Media (Full-time)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp (hons) Computer Science (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Full-time) - Year 4
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 5
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 5
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp (hons) Computer Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 5
  • TSCM-AFM19 : MSc Human Computer Interaction (Full-time)
  • TSCM-AWM25 : MSc Human Computer Interaction (Full-time incorporating placement)
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.