Introduces students to the basic principles of design and digital imaging through a combination of practice and theory using Photoshop. A basic pathway enables students to complete competency-based modules. An optional advanced pathway enables students to undertake an additional design project where self-expression and technical ability are assessed.
Topic 1: Introduction to the unit: Photomontage and digital storytelling
Topic 2: Acquiring raw materials, appropriation and copyright issues
Topic 3: Digital Imaging basics and making selections
Topic 4: Hybrid imagery
Topic 5: Composition strategies
Topic 6: Using digital colour
Topic 7: Creating spatial illusions using layers, filters and transparency
Topic 8: Animation basics
Topic 9: Adding sound to moving imagery
Topic 10: Critical practice, observation and reflection
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe and critically analyse theoretical and practical issues involved in the construction of digital imagery||Intellectual rigour|
|2||use hardware and software to effectively acquire, access and manipulate source material||Creativity|
|3||demonstrate skills in software processes used in digital image making||Creativity|
|4||create digital images appropriate to visual art and design||Creativity|
|5||On completion of the unit to the grade of credit or higher, students will also be able to: critically appraise their own digital image making and the work of others show evidence of the development of ideas and skills towards final artwork.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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