units

VCM4101

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Samuel Berkoh

Synopsis

This unit introduces the student to the different aspects of digital imaging for multimedia. The process of creating and using digital imaging effectively is defined and students will gain an understanding of the theory behind the inclusion of digital images in multimedia production. Students undertake project work which explores a range of technical skills and design concepts for incorporating digital images into multimedia production.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand the process of converting visual material into a digital format using scanning and image capturing technology
  2. understand the types of digital imaging including still graphics, animation and video, 2D and 3D
  3. understand the composition of the digital image including resolution and compression formats
  4. have the skills to manipulate digital images using digital editing software
  5. have the skills to create a digital image using digital editing software
  6. be aware of the different digital image formats applicable to different multimedia authoring environments
  7. understand the process of inclusion of digital images into multimedia authoring environments.

Assessment

Individual projects: 75%
Essay (1250 words): 25%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 1 lecture hour, 2 studio hours and 9 hours of independent study

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

admission to MMM & MMDes course