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Media Technology I

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

In this course the following topics will be addressed: the basic differences between discrete and continuous media and also between pixel and vector graphics; introduction to the theory of colors; manipulation of image and video data (filters, image point operations, video compression techniques, etc.), processing images using Java and media developing process (SMART process); challenges presented by MM programming (media integration, synchronization, interactivity and events).
In the exercise component of the course the theoretical content acquired in the lecture component will be illustrated using practical examples and implemented within the context of a small project to be completed in a team.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The students will acquire detailed knowledge of the general structure of media and the basic methods for processing and manipulation of media data (text, image, video, audio) on the web.

recommended or required reading

- K. A. Hunt: The Art of Image Processing with Java, A K Peters, 2010;
- Z.-N. Li, M. S. Drew: Fundamentals of Multimedia, Pearson Education, 2004.

assessment methods and criteria

final examination, project work

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

group work, individual work, presentation, duscussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. PD Klaus Schöffmann

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable