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COMP126B Computing Media

15 Points

This paper enables students to operate software packages for the manipulation of images and sound to create interactive and animated output for the web. Students will be introduced to relevant computing concepts and provided with software tutorials and related exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply key concepts of Web design to create a simple website.
  • Apply animation concepts to create multimedia content.
  • Create interactive multimedia applications for the Web.
  • Design and construct a website for a specific audience that integrates text, images and interactive animation, justifying the use of specific technologies.

Lecturers and Tutors

B Semester

Timetable
Official Timetable Information

Workload
This paper is worth 15 points. There is 1 lecture and 4 hours of timetabled labs per week. In addition, students are expected to spend 1-2 hours per week working in the lab unsupervised and at least 4 hrs/week studying out of class, including contributing to discussions and personal diaries on Moodle.

Computing Resources
Students will have access to Windows machines in Labs 3 & 4 (R.G.10 & R.G.11) in R-block.

Assessment Ratio
Internal assessment/final examination ratio 1:0

Assessment Components
The two Tests and the Final Project are compulsory assessment items. A minimum of 50% is required overall for a pass in this course.

Grading Schedule

Practicals (14 x 1%)14%
Test 1: Web17%
Flash Assignment17%
Project Proposal10%
Test 2: Interactive Web: Flash, ActionScript and HTML517%
Final Project25%

Assessment Deadlines
Web test during first lab of Week 5
Flash assignment due end of Week 7
Interactive Web test during first lab of Week 12
Project proposal due end of Week 9 (to be confirmed)
Final project due end of Week 13 (study week).

Attendance Policy
Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.

Paper Handouts
Manuals of course notes are provided: you can either purchase paper copies from Waikato Print/Campus Copy or use PDF copies which will be available in Moodle. The course notes are by no means comprehensive. You are expected to find any additional relevant material (e.g. online help, examples from the Internet, reference books) yourself. PDFs and screencasts of additional material will be available in Moodle.

Changes in Response to Course Evaluations
Some of the more advanced ActionScript material has been replaced with HTML5/CSS3 content to reflect the changing environment of the Web.

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Application for Extension
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Review of Grade
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University Regulations
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