Course Title: Electronic Media and the Web 201

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electronic Media and the Web 201

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Les Horvat

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3804

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 36 level 3

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have a strong interest in the practice of photography as applied to multimedia in order to undertake this major study direction in the BA Photography program.
A satisfactory result in 1st year core courses Digital Imaging 101 and 102.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to the development and management of interactive and moving images based on still image capture. Such images may be represented through web sites and other digital media. Emphasis is placed on both the taking and the appropriate manipulation of images, such that they are suitable for various electronic delivery media.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to enable you to develop a still image, or a series of still images, into an animated or interactive image for viewing through multiple media platforms.

On completion of this course it is expected you will successfully achieve the following capabilities:

1. Gain a high degree of visual literacy in electronic based imagery
2. Be able to adapt digital images for interactive panoramic display.
3. Utilize and be familiar with software for the production of image presentations in digital form.
4. Manipulate still images to enable apparent perceptions of movement

Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly workshops provide an arena for the acquisition of creative and technical skills and the practical application of relevant software and imaging techniques under lecturer supervision.

You will be given activities and assignments during the course of the year and will be expected to engage in personal research and assignment work during your ‘non contact hours’.

The aim of the practical workshops is for you to:

1. Develop conceptual, technical and creative design and software related skills
2. Become aware of the illustrative potential of various types of imaging software and its associated uses

Overview of Learning Resources

The following references are cited as being of relevance and interest:

Digital Imaging: Essential Skills (third edition) Mark Galer & Les Horvat. Focal Press. UK. 2005
The Photoshop 7 Wow! Book L.Dayton & J. Davis. Peachpit Press. USA. 2003
Quicktime VR by Terry Breheny (Paperback - January 2003)
Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects T Meyer & C Meyer CMP Books USA 2006

Overview of Assessment

Activities are to be completed by students both during class time and in additional “non-contact” time.

Each activity will be marked according to the skill level demonstrated and its completion in the allocated time.
Detailed instructions for each of the assessment tasks will further cover the criteria for assessment.

A full range of grades from Fail to High Distinction will be applied.