Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6261C

Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Robert Gale
Email: rob.gale@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Todd Riddiford
Email: todd.riddiford@rmit.edu.au


 

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Pre-requisites - Not applicable.
This unit is taught in conjunction with CUVPHI520A Produce an innovative presentation of professional work
 

Course Description

In this unit you will be working with digital media to create a folio of work of your choosing with the goal of developing your own distinctive style. This occurs through a process of research, refinement, evaluation and feedback


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDIG501A Refine digital art techniques

Element:

Element 1. Research digital media ideas and techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Support professional practice by expanding own knowledge of historical and contemporary digital media practice
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
 

Element:

Element 2. Select digital media techniques for refinement

Performance Criteria:

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 refinement
 

Element:

Element 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
 

Element:

Element 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 unit, you will be able to plan and execute a body of work from concept, to creation, and output to either print or screen. This occurs through a process of research, refinement ,evaluation and individual mentoring.


 


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures
guest lecturers
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
online research
workshopping
independent project based work
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
workshopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
Independent practice
independent project based work


 


Teaching Schedule

 

After research and concept development, individual presentation by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in classStudent working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual conceptsPresentation of individual students progress by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in classStudent working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts

WeekClass content

Assessments

Due

Elements
3After research and concept development, individual presentation by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in classFormative task due1,2,3
4Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts 1,2,3
5 Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts 2, 3
6 Presentation of individual students progress by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in class 2, 3
7Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts  2, 3
8Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts  2, 3
9Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts 2 , 3
10Presentation of individual students progress by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in class 2.3
11 Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts 2, 3
12Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts  2, 3
13Presentation of individual students progress by students of their folio proposal for group discussion in class  2, 3
14Student working in computer lab with Teacher mentoring to test a develop individual concepts  2, 3
15Student working in studio and on location – Teacher mentoring  2, 3
16Final submission Due Summative task due. 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Photoshop CS5 Essential Skills - Mark Galer
Linda.com
Light Architecture 2 by Urs Recher
 


References

www.pdnonline.com/ PDN (Photo District News)
http://acmp.com.au
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/
http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
 


Other Resources

DSLR Camera wide angle to telephoto lens. Computer, Adobe software PS, Bridge, Personal hard drive 300 – 500gig


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include:
• Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of
evidence
• Direct observation of candidate applying a typical
workflow in illustrative photo imaging professional practice
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment - Presentation in class of Produce an innovative presentation of prof work - Due week 3.
Summative Assessment - Student Folio - Due week 16

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

 

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent Achieved Grade
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
These committees promote the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The Course Assessment Committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University.

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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