This unit is an introduction to multimedia and explores the use of different types of media components (text, images, sound, animation and video) to convey ideas and facilitate interaction.

This course is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of computer authoring techniques as they pertain to multimedia and hypermedia production. You will be given the opportunity to develop your authoring skills using Adobe Director and the Lingo authoring language. The emphasis of this course is not so much about programming as it is about applying media design techniques to an authoring language framework to solve implementation problems, and to enhance nonlinear content presentation. Activities will focus primarily on completed projects and their effectiveness. You are encouraged to develop reusable tools and programs that serve real needs, or fit well into a portfolio.

This course introduces the creation of web graphics, and addressing problems peculiar to WWW display using appropriate software.