Introduction of Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design

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AMDT offers its students an academically integrated, career-oriented opportunity to excel in the field of Visual Graphic Communication, Multimedia Design, and Technology

Training, Knowledge, Confidence… And that is exactly what we believe in and what we do.

Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology is a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specializing in the industries of technology, multimedia design and visual communication involving web, print & graphic, video, 2D, 3D, cartoon, sound & music, e-business, e-marketing, animation, etc.

We deliver premium higher educational and vocational programs from Certificates through Bachelor Degrees. Keeping pace with the industry, we deliver excellent courses and produce students who are well successful in their industry and also in their creative careers.

Students come from all over Sri Lanka and also from countries all over the world to study with us. These countries include Maldives, China, Canada, Dubai, UK and Japan. And with our international partnered network, you can shape your experience by studying part of your qualification with us and transfer to any one of our partnered institutions overseas.

Choice, flexibility and individuality are key concepts for us. We understand that the student is an individual with their own talents, interests and goals. Our courses take this into account and students can structure the courses that suit them.

Our strong student centered multicultural philosophy ensures the personal encouragement and support needed to realize the student's highest potential. This also ensures that Lecturers and students are able to get to know each other on an individual basis.

At your time with us, we will equip you with a strong set of skills and the ability to keep learning, enabling you to enter the workforce confidently and continue to grow and develop as the industry - and your career advances.

We share a strong commitment to delivery of quality academic programs at the highest international standards. Our commitment to quality education offers a unique opportunity to 'think outside the box'; and now even 'think with no box' to design an innovative and fulfilling future.

Being the only institution with 'Adobe Certified Expert & professional' trainers, AMDT provides courses in the entire range of Adobe products in Sri Lanka.

Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology, is a fully owned subsidiary of IZEARTS (Pvt) Ltd. IZEARTS is an authorized partner of Adobe Systems Incorporated and Corel Corporation, for selling & supporting the entire range of Adobe & Corel Products in Sri Lanka.

Courses offered @ AMDT

AMDT delivers premium higher educational and vocational programs from Certificates through Bachelor Degrees.

Higher Educational Courses

Undergraduate (degree) programs

Bachelor of Multimedia Design

Bachelor of Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Bsc Interactive Media Design

Bsc Digital Media

Bsc Digital Arts & Design

Bsc Multimedia Technology

Advanced Diploma programs

Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design

Advanced Diploma of Interactive Media Design

Advanced Diploma of Rich Internet Applications

Advanced Diploma of Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Advanced Diploma of 3D Animation

Advanced Diploma of Games Development

Advanced Diploma of Cartoon (2D) Animation

Diploma programs

Diploma of Multimedia Design

Diploma of Interactive Media Design

Diploma of Rich Internet Applications

Diploma of Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

Diploma of 3D Animation

Diploma of Games Development

Diploma of Cartoon (2D) Animation

Vocational Courses

Creative Graphic Production

Interactive Web Production

Cartoon Production

3D Production

Video Production

Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design

Course Description

The Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design (ADMMD) aims to give students & professionals the broad based and specializations necessary for initiating and developing an electronic media career path and to work with digital technologies within the art, design, web, video, audio, 2D, 3D, and other media industries.

The course is presented through a series of lectures, seminars, workshops and projects.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to demonstrate your skills in the industries of Multimedia Design, eCommerce, Marketing & Business Management.

Course Code

AMDT.ADMMD.C10424

Course Structure

Semesters - 09

Units / Modules

Diploma of Multimedia Design

#

UNIT CODE

01

DU401.CNF

02

DU402.MDA-1

03

DU420.DILL-1

04

DU403.DDPS-1

05

DU421.IWD

06

DU405.MT

07

DU406.UIED

08

DU422.MM

09

DU423.TYPO-1

10

DU408.MP-1

Advanced Diploma of Multimedia Design

01

DU409.MDA-2

02

ADU410.DDPS-2

03

ADU404.IWT-1

04

ADU412.IWT-2

05

ADU413.DVA

06

ADU414.3DASE

07

ADU415.MGA

08

ADU416.ECOM

09

ADU417.EC

10

ADU418.MP-2

11

ADU419.CC

ASSESSMENT, EXAMINATION AND ACADEMIC PROGRESSION

Assessments

The courses have been designed to develop your analytical and problem solving skills. Thus there is significant emphasis on practical work and projects to complement the theoretical areas within the programme. Your performance in each subject module will be assessed through in-course assessment, which normally comprises assignments, tests and a final examination.

Assignments should be submitted on standard A4 paper. Stationary is not provided by AMDT except for answer sheets in an examination.

You must submit all pieces of assessment required for each module on or before the submission date for each piece of assessment. Failure to do so may result of the module overall. The submission date will be specified for each piece of assessment for each module overall. It's your responsibility to make sure you know when your submission dates are and to comply with them.

Failure to meet this deadline will be treated as non-submission and Grade Point 0 will be awarded for the component. The only exceptions to these rules apply where a valid claim for extenuating circumstances can be made.

The final examination will be held after completion of each subject module.

Students must fill in the relevant Assignments submission form upon submission of the assignments

You must pass ALL subject modules.

Assignment submission

All assignments are to be handed over to the office on or before the due date. Students should pay particular attention to the rules relating to absence from tests or late submission of assignments. The student must complete the Assignment cover sheet and attach it to all assignments. Assignments that do not have this cover sheet will not be accepted.

The staff will date stamp the receipt of assignment and distribute to the lecturers.

Students must fill in the relevant Assignments Submission Form upon submission of the assignments

Assignment extension

At the beginning of each semester, lecturers for the respective unit will provide guidelines on the availability or otherwise of assignment extensions. If, for reasons beyond the student's control, he/she is unable to submit work by the deadline, these guidelines must be followed.

Introduction to Examinations

Examination Period

Examinations may be scheduled on any day or evening during a time from 09.00am to 05.30pm. Students should not make commitments to any other activities over this period.

Timetable

A draft timetable will be published on the notice board 4 weeks prior to the examination period. A final timetable is published 2 weeks prior to the examination period with venue allocations designated by the student's surname that students must attend. Examination timetable information will not be provided over the phone or by email.

Provisions for Students with Disabilities or Medical Conditions

AMDT recognizes that some students require alternative arrangements for their examinations. This may be as a result of a disability, a medical condition. Arrangements for Equity Examinations must be requested for 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the examination period.

Students who have 2 or more examinations scheduled at the same time may elect to sit one of the examinations at another time by reporting an examination clash.

Duration of Examinations

The majority of examinations have a duration of 2 or 3 hours. It is recommended to be present 15 minutes prior to a exam.

Reading Time

There is a mandatory ten-minute reading time for each examination in addition to the duration of the examination. For example, a two-hour examination will consist of ten minutes reading time followed by two hours of writing time.

Venue

Examinations will be conducted in venues that are conducive to the examination process. Venue allocations specific to students' examinations will be made available on the Final Examination Timetable.

Examination Aids

The use of any examination aids (e.g. calculators) will be noted on the examination paper. Only authorised materials and aids that are specified on the examination paper may be brought into the venue.

Examination Regulations

This document provides students with critical information regarding examination regulations.

If regulations are not obeyed, academic results or graduating will be prevented and obstructed.

No ID, No Exam! 

It is mandatory for all students sitting examinations at AMDT campus to be in possession of their AMDT Student ID card, which is to be placed on their desk for Supervisors to check during reading time. Students without their ID card will not be permitted entry to the examination venue. Students will not be provided with additional time to sit their examinations for what-so-ever reason, nor will any student be admitted into the examination after the first hour has elapsed. Student ID cards can initially be obtained free of charge. There is a fee for lost or replacement cards.

During the examination

Students will be admitted into the examination venue five minutes prior to the commencement of the examination and must obey the Supervisor's instructions throughout the examination.

Unauthorized Material

Unless otherwise instructed by the Supervisor, all unauthorized materials, i.e. textbooks, notes, etc., and hats and caps must be placed in students' bags. Bags are to be placed between the students' feet or at the front of the venue at the students' own risk.

Mobile phones or any other device (other than an approved calculator) capable of storing text or restricted information must be turned off and placed in students' bags prior to the commencement of the examination. If a student does not have a bag, all unauthorized materials, including mobile phones, must be placed face down between the student's feet.

Students found to be in possession of a mobile phone or any other device (other than an approved calculator) capable of storing text or restricted information will be subject to a fine of LKR 2,000.00

If unauthorized material is found in the possession of a student during an examination, they could face disciplinary action. "In possession" means on or next to the student's desk or chair, in or on their clothing, on their body, or in their wallet or purse.

General Information

The Supervisor will advise students when they can commence the examination. Students can make notes during the reading time in accordance with instructions given on the examination paper.

If a student thinks there is an error or omission in the examination paper, they can bring this to the attention of the Supervisor, who will contact the Examinations Office for clarification.

Students requiring additional material should raise a hand until attended to.

During the examination, students are not allowed to communicate amongst themselves, or to act in any way that is improper, in an attempt to obtain assistance.

Students who have left the examination venue will not be allowed to return unless they have been under approved supervision for the period of their absence (e.g. to go to the toilet).

Students may not leave the venue within the first hour or the last 15 minutes of the examination, nor leave the venue at the completion of the examination until advised by the Supervisor.

Students must hand in their examination script with their name and student ID number written on it even if they have not completed any of the paper

Publication of results

An academic statement of results is issued to all currently enrolled students at the end of each semester. This statement shows the units studied.

A full and final academic statement showing all units studied and grades attained is issued at the completion of a student's course. This final academic statement is available from student records. To obtain this statement, students must complete the application for final academic transcript

Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating and/or plagiarism of any kind will be dealt very seriously.

GRADING CRITETIA

All students enrolled in any module will be graded according to AMDT's standard grading system which is showing below:

Each unit contains 100%

Unit grades go as follow:

Grade

Description

Percentage

HD

Higher Distinction

-

86 - 100

D

Distinction

-

75 - 85

C

Credit

-

65 - 74

P

Pass

-

55 - 64

F

Fail

-

0 - 35

I

Incomplete

Main grade = Total No of Unit Marks/ Total No of Unit

If a student fails the examination or an assignment he/she has to repeat the examination by paying an examination fee and/or redo the assignment by paying an assignment fee.

A student can repeat an examination/assignment only twice.

In case a student wants to repeat the examination again he/she has to attend the classes by paying the unit fee.

Students repeating an exam or an assignment will not be awarded a 'Higher Distinction' or 'Distinction' for what-so-ever reason

Repeat Examination Fee

:

Rs. 4,500.00

Repeat Assignment Fee

:

Rs. 4,500.00

Repeat Unit Fee

:

Rs. 18,750.00

Main Projects

If a student fails the Main Project they have to repeat the Project by paying the Unit Fee.

GENERAL ENROLMENT INFORMATION

It is responsibility to students to ensure that all their personal details and enrolment details are correct.

Change of Address

Students must advise AMDT of any subsequent change to their mailing and/or contact address in Sri Lanka by printing a letter and submitting the complete form to student Records. AMDT cannot and will not accept responsibility for problems that occur as a consequence of incorrect or inadequate information having been provided.

Leave of Absence from a Course

If students are unable to complete the course they are enrolled in due to medical reason, compassionate grounds or other unforeseen circumstances they may apply by a letter for a leave of absence. Students who wish to take a leave of absence should see the Academic Coordinator.

Students who are granted a Leave of Absence may have already paid course fees to AMDT. These fees will be held until such time as the student commences the course again.

STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Codes of behavior

AMDT has a number of expectations of students in order to maintain its high standards and to ensure the academic integrity of the courses. It is expected that;

Attendance

Attendance is an important element of a student's success in his/her studies and 80% attendance at all classes is strongly recommended at least 80%. Attendance records will be maintained for each class. Students who are sick and unable to attend classes are required to hand in a medical certificate to AMDT office within three days of returning to the Academy. Random checks to verify medical certificates may be made.

Students who have missed a class must explain absence to the Academic Coordinator. And should inform the office that he/her won't be able to attend.

Also the students who have missed class must cover- up the class from another batch.

Students with unsatisfactory attendance will be required to meet with the Directors or nominee. Students who do not meet attendance requirements or maintain acceptable academic standards may be excluded from AMDT.

Dress code

Students are expected to adhere to a dress code which requires clothing to be clean, modest and appropriate. Students are not permitted to wear indecent or revealing clothing. Slippers or bare feet are not acceptable.

Smoking

It is the policy of AMDT to maintain a clean and smoke free environment. Smoking is not allowed inside the AMDT building or any of the external environment surrounding the building. Students who do wish to smoke must do so well away from any buildings.

AMDT Facilities

Students must respect the requirements and rules for use of both AMDT facilities. Students who disregard these rules will be subject to disciplinary action.

Classroom Behavior

It is expected that there be mutual respect in the classroom. This means respect between both students and lecturers and fellow students. All students should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, with consideration for others' right to personal space, speech and culture.

If students are involved in a minor breach of these rights (for example, excessive noise), the student will be warned by the lecturer. In the event of continued inappropriate behavior, the lecturer will ask the student to leave the classroom for that week's class and also it will be entered in the student's file.

For major breaches of these rights (for example, violence, harassment or continual problems in behavior) the lecture will ask the student to leave the class room and will advise the directors. In this even a meeting will take place between the directors, lectures and student. A formal warning will be given to the student. For continued behavioral problems, a student's enrolment may be cancelled.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones should be used with sensitivity and discretion. Mobile phones and pagers must be turned off in classrooms, computer laboratories and examination venues.

Lateness to class

Students are expected to arrive at their classes on time. It is disruptive to have students walking into the classroom after the class has started. The lecturer may require students to wait until the next break to enter the classroom. If students must leave class early, they should also wait for the break to do so.

Cleanliness of classrooms/ labs

No food or drink is to be taken into classrooms/ labs.

It's recommended to enroll for a maximum of three (3) units and a minimum two (2) units for this semester.

It's compulsory that the students should abide the following guidelines:

A student should maintain an attendance of 80% in order to sit for the final examinations.

In case of a drop-out, the Academy would not issue any participation/enrollment/followed or any other letter/certificate/document what-so-ever.

In case of a drop-out / re-registration, the student will have to follow the new course fee and conditions.

The paid amount cannot be transferred to any other course/programme/workshop offered.

KEY CONTACTS

MS. J. VINODI JAYAWARDANE

DIRECTOR - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & OPERATIONS

email : vinodi@amdt.izearts.com

MR. SENTHIL MURUGESU

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR - UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

email: senthil@amdt.izearts.com

AMDT- ACADEMY OF MULTIMEDIA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

#20, Shrubbery Gardens, Colombo 04 Sri Lanka.

tel: (+94 11) 4209225

fax: (+94 11) 2827837

email: info@amdt.izearts.com

web: www.amdt.izearts.com

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