units

DIS1103

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Kanvar Nayer

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have a basic practical and critical understanding of digital imaging and its links with other media
  2. 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
  3. competently operate a computer, familiarizing themselves with operation system basics and file management
  4. be able to use peripheral devices (ie. scanners, printers) to acquire, compose and output images
  5. use image editing software to skilfully create, adapt, edit, manipulate and compose images
  6. be able to apply digital imaging techniques towards the realisation of conceptualised, communicative works
  7. 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.

Assessment

100% mixed mode

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, comprising: 3 taught hours (1 lecture plus 2 hour tutorial) and 9 independent study hours.

Prerequisites

Admission to a degree program of the Faculty of Art & Design. Non Art & Design students require prior permission from an Art & Design course coordinator to enrol in this unit.

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

DIS1101 and/or DIS1102