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Bachelor's Programme in Multimedia Technology and Design
180 ECTS credits - 3 years - Grimstad
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
The three-year Bachelor Programme in Multimedia gives the student the necessary skills in technology and design to master a wide range of the new media. The program gives the technological knowledge necessary for creating multimedia content for the web, video, DVD and cellular phones, 2D and 3D graphics, sound and programming. The program ends with a bachelor project which normally consists of a complete multimedia production.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
After completing the bachelor's degree, the graduate will have an overview of the principals for producing efficient and professional multimedia applications. The graduate will also have technical knowledge so that he or she can create solutions for all kinds of users, firms and platforms. The graduate shall be able to work independently and in teams, and to disseminate problems and solutions orally and in writing in technical as well as general contexts. On successful completion of the study programme, the student should have: Knowledge necessary to create multimedia content in 2 and 3 dimensions. A good understanding of object oriented programming and algorithms and data structures. Knowledge necessary to program 2- and 3- dimensional graphics. Skills to master modelling, programming and transactions in modern database systems. Knowledge about how to use video camera and video editing software for program production. Skills to make graphic compositions which disseminate a message efficiently. Basic knowledge of graphics design, layout and art history of the western world. Skills to master basic sound- and video technology. Skills to develop internet-services and web applications with an efficient interactive design. Knowledge of relevant methods in the online marketing industry.
Ordinary lectures are optional, but many of the subjects taught entail compulsory exercises, field work and laboratory exercises. These have to be carried out satisfactorily before the candidate is allowed to sit the final exam. The schedule includes exercises and laboratory work in order to give all the students access to the equipment and/or assistance to complete the exercises. The students must expect to work more than the scheduled hours to complete the exercises to satisfaction. Assistant lecturers/student assistants may not be present during all the scheduled periods.
The grades are based on written exam, project work, compulsory exercises and/or an oral examination. The assessment or evaluation may show the grade pass or fail, or marks from A to F, where A is the top grade, the lowest pass grade is E. For more information, please refer to the course descriptions and the current exam regulations.During the last semester the students undertake a research project. Most of these final projects are carried out in co-operation with local industry and businesses. The students present their results in a written report and give a presentation to an audience of academic staff and fellow students.
The faculty collaborates with a number of universities abroad. In addition to the Socrates Programme (see partner institutions below) the faculty has entered into agreements to collaborate with University of Newcastle (UN), Newcastle, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. In the USA the faculty collaborates with Michigan Technological University (MTU) and Kansas University.Socrates partners: Germany: Technische Universität München, Technische Universität Dresden, Fachhochschule Stralsund, Fachhochschule Kiel and Fachhochschule Schmalkalden. France: Université de Bretagne Süd, Lorient, Bretagne.Great Britain: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, and University of Central England (UCE), Birmingham. Ireland: Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford.Spain: Universidad de Navarra, San Sebastian. Denmark: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Copenhagen and Ingeniørhøjskolen Københavns Teknikum, Copenhagen and Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg.
The student must have passed at least 120 credits in the bachelor programme to start the research project.
The graduate will be able to work with all aspects of digital media including audio, text, graphics, animation, video and interactivity. The student will have the skills necessary to produce a complete multimedia production for the Internet as well as for off-line applications. Such skills are needed within a wide range of industries and public services.
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Technology and Design
Faculty of Engineering and Science