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DIS2105

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Prato Second semester 2011 (Day)
Prato Trimester 2 2011 (Day)
Prato Trimester 3 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Joel Zika

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to digital imaging within art and design studio practices. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of digital processes by providing a focus upon creative image production for a range of digital media applications. Students explore the creation, manipulation, composition and output of digital images with increasing confidence and proficiency across a range of options and controls available through vector and pixel-based software applications and use of peripheral devices. Demonstrations and lectures are given on the creation of digital images with an increased conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. skillfully and insightfully create, edit, manipulate, compose and output digital images;
  2. explore the range of options and controls available through vector and pixel-based software applications and use of peripheral devices with increasing confidence and proficiency;
  3. produce creative digital images with an increased conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication; ;
  4. demonstrate increased technical understanding of demands required across the development, acquisition, creation and production of digital media; ;
  5. display an increasingly personalized artistic expression and sophisticated creative digital imaging approach which can be pursued at an advanced stage in subsequent digital imaging studios; ;
  6. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety and environment appropriate to this unit of study, particularly those applying to use of computing equipment, access to facilities, and the environment of healthy and safe studio practices.

Assessment

Exercises: 30%. Project: 60%. Journal: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Vince Dziekan

Contact hours

12 hours per week including: One 1 hour lecture and 2 tutorial hours and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites

DIS1103 or Successful completion of VCM1001 and MMS1402