University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
The purpose of the BA (with specialisation in Multimedia Studies) is to provide students with interdisciplinary learning, broadly-based knowledge and skills, and applied competence through the medium of the computer in the field of digital Multimedia production. The greatest advantage of this programme is that it will equip students with skills which allow for entrepreneurial as well as other employment opportunities.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Introduction to programming

  • Introduction to visual programming

  • Human-computer interaction

  • Computer systems: fundamental concepts

  • Fundamentals of communication

  • Two-dimensional imaging

  • Form and motion

Second year subjects:

  • Systems analysis and design methods

  • Object-oriented concepts

  • Programming: contemporary concepts

  • Integrated organisational communication

  • Visual arts

  • Music technology – digital audio

  • Music technology – MIDI

  • Writing skills for the communications industry

  • Business management

Third year subjects:

  • Principles of databases

  • Advanced systems development

  • Human-computer interaction

  • Popular visual culture

  • Media studies: content, audiences and production

  • New media technology

  • Visual arts

  • Professional multimedia practice

Careers: multimedia production manager, multimedia education facilitator, public relations officer, educational media official.


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