Course Title: Animation and Interactive Media Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Animation and Interactive Media Design

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3572

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Helen Dickson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9816

Course Coordinator Email: helen.dickson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus, Building 7, level 3, Room 24, Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email Helen Dickson to make an appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore animation and interactive media design as a communication tool.
You will also develop a practical knowledge of visual principles such as colour, tone, line, image creation, layout, typography and composition.
By examining contemporary practice, you will gain insight into effective design imagery, animation and interactive media concepts.
You will also experiment with visual forms such as drawing, collage, typography, photographic imagery and lighting.
Reflection and evaluation of solutions developed will be an important focus in the course.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon the successful completeion of this course you will be able to:

•   Examine and discuss creative design theories and concepts, in relation to animation and interactive design.
•   Investigate and analyse examples of successful visual communication and apply them to your work.
•   Manipulate and combine imagery that may include typography, illustration or photographs to create animation and interactive media design solutions.
•   Present concepts and ideas as they develop through the design process.
•   Appraise your own and others’ finished work, in terms of creativity and contemporary practice.


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Utilise technical skills in motion and interaction design, through a range of authoring systems, to visualise, structure and construct effective linear and interactive media outcomes.
  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources.
You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment