Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques for digital image enhancement and manipulation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5791C

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques for digital image enhancement and manipulation

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5069 - Diploma of Arts (Graphic Arts)

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:Annette.cook@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques for the realisation of digital images. It outlines the way digital images are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP13A Research and experiment with techniques for digital image enhancement and manipulation

Element:

Determine and organise resource requirements for new work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess specific resource requirements which arise from the use of techniques and experimental approaches
3.2 Research and access potential resources or services for the production of digital images
3.3 Evaluate cost or other constraints which may impact on the development of work
3.4 Set up or co-ordinate resource requirements in accordance with safety or other workplace requirements

Element:

Develop and refine a conceptual vision for digital images

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop a conceptual vision for digital images based on a knowledge and understanding of different digital imaging techniques
2.2 Consider the criteria for selecting techniques, materials and equipment based on results of experimentation
2.3 Establish criteria which are most likely to facilitate the achievement of the conceptual vision
2.4 Select approach to work which meets established criteria
2.5 Refine the conceptual vision based on ongoing experimentation and analysis of digital imaging techniques

Element:

Inform work through experimentation with digital imaging techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to digital imaging work based on capabilities of techniques already used
1.2 Select, adapt or introduce new materials, equipment or technology for the achievement of
different effects
1.3 Extend the capabilities of digital imaging techniques through experimentation to inform practice
1.4 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches from other practitioners with consideration of intellectual property, moral rights and copyright requirements

Element:

Realise digital images

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Realise the digital images using techniques selected from research and experimentation to meet the conceptual vision
4.2 Evaluate and respond to the potential for changes in the use of techniques, materials, or equipment
4.3 Refine the conceptual vision based on ongoing experiences with the production of work
4.4 Use safe working practices throughout the production digital images
4.5 Consider issues of presentation and take action accordingly


Learning Outcomes


1. Inform work through experimentation with digital imaging techniques
2. Develop and refine a conceptual vision for digital images
3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
4. Realise digital images


Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with CUVVSP11A (Apply techniques to produce digital images) and CUVCOR09A (Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept) will be referred to as Imaging.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques for the realisation of digital images. It outlines the way digital images are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement. This work would usually be carried out independently, although guidance would be available if required.
Activities could include:
• Research
• Computer based research
• Computer based design
• Illustration
• Industry driven briefs
• Presentations


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTCRITERIA
SEM 1  
1 Orientation Week 
2 Class exercises - Illustrator CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
3 Class exercises - Illustrator CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
4 Class exercises - Illustrator
Brief One - Hothouse
 CUVVSP11A (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
5 Class exercises - Illustrator
Brief One - Hothouse =
 CUVVSP13A (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
6 Class exercises - Illustrator
Brief One – Hothouse
Brief Two – How To Play
Brief One- Hothouse DUE
 CUVVSP11A (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
7 Brief Two - How To Play CUVVSP11A (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
8 Brief Two - How To Play
AG Ideas (2-5 April)
CUVVSP11A (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
9 Brief Two - How To Play CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
10 Brief Two - How To Play CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
11 Brief Two - How To Play
Brief Three – Destination Anywhere
Brief Two - How To Play DUE
 CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
12 Brief Three – Destination Anywhere CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
13 Brief Three – Destination Anywhere
Digital Photography
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
14 Brief Three – Destination Anywhere
Digital Photography
Brief Three – Destination Anywhere DUE
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
15 Digital Photography CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
16 Digital Photography CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
17 Folio week
Digital Photography Folio DUE
 
18 Tutorial Week - International Students 
SEM 2  
1 Brief Four - Digital Photography 2 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
2 Brief Four - Digital Photography 2 CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
3 Brief Four - Digital Photography 2 CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
4 Brief Four - Digital Photography 2 CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, )
5 Photoshop Tutorials
Brief Five - Quote Poster
Brief Four -
Digital Photography 2 DUE
 CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
6 Photoshop Tutorials
Brief Five - Quote Poster
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
7 Photoshop Tutorials
Brief Five - Quote Poster
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
8 Photoshop Tutorials
Brief Five - Quote Poster
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
9 Brief Five - Quote Poster
Brief Six - T-Shirt Design
Brief Five - Quote Poster DUE
 CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5), CUVVSP13A (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
10 Brief Six - T-Shirt Design CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
11 Brief Six - T-Shirt Design CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
12 Brief Six - T-Shirt Design
Brief Seven - Pole Poster
Brief Six - T-Shirt Design DUE
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
13 Brief Seven - Pole Poster CUVVSP13A (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5), CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
14 Brief Seven - Pole Poster CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
15 Brief Seven - Pole Poster CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5) & CUVCOR09A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
16 Brief Seven - Pole Poster
Brief Seven - Pole Poster DUE
 CUVVSP11A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4), CUVVSP13A (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
17 Folio Week 
18 Tutorial Week - International Students 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Illustrator CS2: Visual Quickstart Guide – Elaine Weinmann
Photoshop CS2: Visual Quickstart Guide – Elaine Weinmann


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will be as follows:
- Exercises
- Practical projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time and in response to each submission. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate competence in all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.

This course is co-assessed with VART 5793 Techniques prod digital images, GRAP 9423 Drawing techniques.


Assessment Tasks

Brief One – House Design
Brief Two – How To Play
Brief Three – Destination Anywhere
Digital Photography Folio
Brief Four – Digital Photography 2
Brief Five – Quote Poster
Brief Six – T-Shirt Design
Brief Seven – Play Pole Poster
• Most briefs are evenly weighted and the marks will be averaged out at the completion of the unit.


Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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