6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Admission to a degree program of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
DIS1101 or DIS1102 or
This unit encourages the creative, open and innovative use of computer-mediated art and design. Students are introduced to the various software options (including drawing, painting, and image-editing software) and peripheral devices for digital acquisition, storage and output. Demonstrations and lectures are given on the techniques and capabilities of vector and pixel-based applications for both print and screen-based outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should:
- Have a basic practical and critical understanding of digital imaging and its links with other media;
- Be able to access the Faculty computing resources, including access facilities with a clear understanding of appropriate health and safety studio procedures and implement these procedures within their work practice;
- Competently operate a computer, familiarising themselves with operation system basics and file management;
- Be able to use peripheral devices (ie. scanners, printers) to acquire, compose and output images;
- Use image editing software to skilfully create, adapt, edit, manipulate and compose images;
- Be able to apply digital imaging techniques towards the realisation of conceptualised, communicative works;
- Have the foundation necessary to undertake further units in digital imaging with a view towards either specialisation or application of the media within other studio disciplines.
100% mixed mode
12 hours per week including 3 contact hours (a 1-hour lecture plus 2-hour tutorial) and 9 hours of independent study.
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