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2007 Bachelor of Time-Based Multimedia(F3L)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 8 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): (03) 6226 4332 or (03) 6226 7303


This on-campus 3-year (minimum) full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the Conservatorium of Music and the Tasmanian School of Art at Hobart. Part-time study is also available.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BTM in 2007. For students who commenced prior to 2007, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

Admission to the course will be through the usual acceptance into university admission plus a successful presentation of a folio of works, admission diagnostic test and interview.

The folio of works should consist of three short contrasting pieces of multimedia work, eg quicktime movie; moving image web design project; short video, etc.

The admission diagnostic test will act to inform the interview panel of the applicant's level of technical ability with current hardware and software. The diagnostic test will determine, through staff questions and the student's demonstration at a computer workstation, the overall level of aptitude and skill-base of the applicant.

The interview focuses on the applicant's background, their technical, artistic and career aspirations and general ability to synthesise the diverse elements of multimedia software, hardware and aesthetics.

Course Objectives

The BTM comprises music and art units. The music units are of two types, computer based music creation and broad music history, and will provide:

  1. Music technical skills and abilities appropriate for multimedia, and
  2. A broad understanding of music styles that will allow the student to draw upon a wider range of music types in the creation of multi-media projects

The art units are also of two types, moving-imaging units and design theory units, and provide:

  1. The technological skills for image manipulation in a time-based environment
  2. The design skills appropriate to focus and refine the technological skills being learned

The course also has as an objective imparting to the student an appreciation and foundational understanding of how sound and image work together in time to create successful multimedia experiences and expressions.

Career Outcomes

The BTM aims to create focused practitioners in the field of time-based multimedia. The course will allow for outputs of a highly practical nature making it an attractive training pathway for industry, while allowing for more abstract and artistic outputs creating high-level, theoretically informed time-based multimedia art practitioners. Graduates can expect to find employment in the multimedia industry, in roles such as computer-based music production, audio design, the graphic design environment and video production.

Articulation to/from Course

Current university students who have successfully completed units included in the BTM may apply to transfer to the degree subject to the normal admission procedures as outlined above.

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