Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Vince Dziekan


This unit introduces students to the concepts and tools applicable to the moving image such as digital video and motion graphics. It offers students an opportunity to explore the potential of the moving image in a wide range of communications and multimedia applications. It extends the skills students have gained previously in working with digital images, both still and time based. The unit will enable students to bring their creative practice to a substantial level of competency with skills in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of the moving image, with emphasis on refining their personal visual language.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. use the computer and peripheral devices to acquire, compose and output visual content
  2. utilise a range of software applications in the creation, editing and realization of conceptual moving image works
  3. skilfully & creatively work with digital images (ie. graphic, photographic, video)
  4. explore animation techniques and compositing effects associated with motion graphic imaging
  5. consider and apply appropriate output formats
  6. understand design and narrative concepts common to various moving image conventions
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Directed projects: 30%; Self directed projects: 60%; Journal: 10%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours (1 hour lecture plus 3 hours tutorial) and 8 independent study hours.

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