Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6230C

Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to refine techniques in working with digital media and to develop own digital art style in a body of creative work. This occurs through a process of research, refinement and evaluation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDIG501A Refine digital art techniques


1. Research digital media ideas and techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Support professional practice by exp anding own
knowledge of historical and contemporary digital media
1.2. Research ways that other artists have used different
digital media techniques
1.3. Investigate how particular digital media techniques work
to achieve different technical effects
1.4. Evaluate the relationships between digital media
techniques and ideas
1.5. Adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with
consideration of intellectual property requirements


2. Select digital media techniques for refinement

Performance Criteria:

2. Select digital media
techniques for refinement
2.1. Consider the
opportunities offered by different digital
media techniques
2.2. Determine limitations and constraints
of particular techniques
2.3. Select digital media techniques for


3. Consolidate digital media technique to professional level

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Establish and follow safe work practices
for selected techniques
3.2. Develop increasing confidence and skill through practice
and experimentation
3.3. Proactively identify and resolve technical problems in
digital media projects based on developing expertise
3.4. Challenge and test ideas, and allow new and unpredictable
ideas to emerge
3.5. Evolve ideas and other professional skills through
ongoing experimentation with technique
3.6. Develop own ways of working with techniques to create
individual style
3.7. Create a coherent body of digital media work
that shows command of selected digital media techniques


4. Evaluate own digital media technique

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Evaluate development of own technique with others and
seek feedback
4.2. Seek and participate in conversations that challenge and
explore different concepts and approaches
4.3. Reflect on the particular ways that experimentation with
different techniques has informed own work
4.4. Identify ways in which technique may be further developed
as part of a professional practice and build ideas
into future work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a major project and a short test
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of an art journal and portfolio including personal reflection and feedback

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Evolve and refine digital media technique through a demonstrated process of experimentation
  • Develop individual style in own work
  • Produce a coherent body of professional artwork that includes the use of well-developed digital media technique
  • Research digital media technique in the broader context of other artwork and artists
  • Use safe and sustainable work practices.

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Assessment Tasks

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Assessment Matrix

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