MPI221 Multimedia Design and Creation (8)

This subject engages students in the process of designing and creating multimedia projects. It explores the creation of multimedia content exploring creative futures and virtual environments. Students realise their imagined multimedia construction through a media design and production project that engages diverse fields.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MPI221. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have a capacity to produce entry-level independent content in a range of multimedia forms before entering this project-driven subject with the equivalent knowledge and capability to subjects COM127 or CCI102.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills in multimedia design and production;
  • be able to apply theories and practices of innovation and creativity in multimedia project design;
  • be able to analyse and apply research, explorations and experimentations in order to creatively problem solve;
  • be able to analyse and apply divergent and convergent thinking for multimedia and design towards exploring creative futures and virtual environments; and
  • be able to work independently or collaboratively within a team environment in design concept and productions.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Research for multimedia design
  • Exploration and experimentation in multimedia production
  • Collaboration for multimedia projects
  • Exploration and experimentation: multimedia design methodologies
  • Creative processes for design project production
  • Critical thinking for design
  • Distributed cognition for design
  • Collective intelligence for design concepts
  • Hardware and software selection for multimedia design

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MPI221 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Analytical and reflective blogs: case studies
Multiplatform design project concept plan
Practical multiplatform design project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.