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Digital processes for art and design 1 ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (Day)

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.

Objectives: 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: Exercises: 40% Project: 50% Journal: 10%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, comprising: 4 taught hours (1 lecture plus 2 hour tutorial) and 8 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.

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: DIS1101 and/or DIS1102