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)Jeff Janet (Caulfield), Claudia Terstappen (Prato)


This unit is designed for students who wish to specialise their skills and knowledge in digital imaging. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of digital imaging by providing an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the methods and theories for generating digital images for static and/or dynamic applications. Emphasis is placed upon students developing their creative skills through a combination of directed and self-directed practice. The unit offers students the opportunity to investigate issues associated with a variety of imaging approaches and digital media specific to their proposed projects.


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

  1. skillfully and insightfully create, edit, manipulate, compose and output digital images
  2. apply the range of options and controls available through vector and pixel-based software applications and use of peripheral devices at an advanced level
  3. produce creative digital images (illustrative, photographic, motion graphic, time-based) with a high level of conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication
  4. demonstrate advanced technical understanding of demands required across the development, acquisition, creation and production of digital media
  5. display a developed personalised artistic expression and sophisticated creative digital imaging approach
  6. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Directed assignments: 30%; Major project: 60%; Journal: 10%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 studio contact hours and 8 independent study hours.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


OHS1000 and either DIS2105 or DIS2601