Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Kanvar Nayer


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.


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.


100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

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

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


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.



DIS1101 or DIS1102 or PHO1204