DIS1103 - Digital processes for art and design 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Vince Dziekan


Mr Hayden Doward

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Admission to a degree program of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.




DIS1101 or DIS1102 or PHO1204


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.


Upon 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, familiarising 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% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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