Full Title:Interactive Environments
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:COMP C8050
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will be able to analyse and critically discuss current issues in interactive mediums. They will be able to deconstruct interactive media and expose their fundamental design structures. They will be able to employ interactive design techniques to create interactive projects.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Show an awareness of Interactive products and how they can be developed.
  2. Apply key theories in the development and creation of interactive media.
  3. Apply key processes in the development and creation of interactive media.
  4. Apply key techniques and skills in the development and creation of interactive media.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interactive Media History and Theory
We will look at the development of the interactive media sector, key developers, theorists and practitioners.
Interactive Media Development
We will look at industry standard software for the development of 3D interactive environments. Within this software we will look at project management, importing content, creating textures, volumes, lighting, adding interactivity, audio and exporting.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Students will critique a piece of interactive material using theories and best practice as their basis for their analysis. The students will carry out some primary research on their chosen topic or product and share their analysis and findings with the class. None 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Interactive Environment Project: Using an space already created in the 3D module students will import, light and add interactivity to their environment. None 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Students will create a interactive narrative/ Medical walk thru/ Architectural interactive space None 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Carolyn Handler Miller 2014, Digital Storytelling: A creator's guide to interactive entertainment, Focal Press [ISBN: 978-041583694]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mark Stephen Meadows 2002, Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative, New Riders Press [ISBN: 978-073571171]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KTDCA_8 Higher Diploma in Science in 3D Computer Animation 4 Mandatory