Course detail

Basics of Multimedia Technology

FaVU-ZMT-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of multimedia technology.


Section of AV technology (KAT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Orientation in the wide range of tools for creating interactive multimedia works and installations. Mastering the basics of using technology MIDI, OSC, DMX.




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Lev Manovich: The language of New Media.
Miller Puckette: Theory and Technique of Electronic Music.
Herbert M. McLuhan: Člověk, média a elektronická kultura.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

credit: attendance

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Theoretical introduction, clarifying the historical context, the explanation of the terms “interactivity” or “intermediality” etc.
2) Introduction of a wide range of tools, equipment and technology for the implementation of interactive systems, multimedia installations, audiovisual performances etc.
3) Samples of the most used programs, comparison tools that respects the principles of modular multimedia etc.


Students learn the principles of the so-called graphical programming environments, students learn how to design and implement interactive audiovisual installation, multimedia performance etc.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in seminaries is mandatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AMU , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch () , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AFO , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AVI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch AEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer