Designed to introduce students in any area of study to the fundamentals of using electronic media to communicate information and ideas. Covers the use of the computer for multimedia presentation, digital image-manipulation, and digital sound. Specific skills covered are: writing to communicate, digitizing and editing sound, using the scanner, digitizing video, and interactive multimedia authoring. Through group and individual projects, students work with a specific area of interest to see how information changes as it passes through different media. A final project allows each student to apply course skills to the creation of an interactive multimedia CDROM. No prior computer experience is necessary.