University of Information Technology

Interactive Multimedia Systems

Course Description

Multimedia Technologies is an indispensable part of modern computing environments. This course will explain the technologies underlying digital images, videos and audio contents, including various compression techniques and standards. The course aims at providing students with theoretical and technical understanding on multimedia components and systems. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to develop a thorough understanding of the major aspects of technical details of multimedia data and interactive multimedia applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of different media and the representations of different multimedia data.
  • Analyze the key components of multimedia technologies including text, image, sound, video, and animation.
  • Experiment with both theoretical and practical aspects in planning and designing multimedia systems.
  • Apply the concepts, techniques, and authoring tools for creating multimedia applications.

Text and References Books


  1. Multimedia: Making It Work by Tay Vaughan (Eight Editions, 2010)


  1. Interactive Multimedia Edited by Loannis Deliyannis
  2. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning by Richard E.Mayer (2014) 2nd Edition

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Tutorial 10 Marks 10%
Assignments/Discussions/Presentation 10 Marks 10%
Project 10 Marks 10%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%