Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Teacher: Janelle Low
Email: janelle.low@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

 

WeekClass content

Assessments

Due

Elements
3Presentation of individual folio project details, for group discussion in class.  Students choose to either produce a folio of Minimum 8 images for composited folio submission. Or Minimum 12 Images for commercial, architectural, fashion, landscape folio submission Or Minimum 25 images Editorial/photojournalism/documentary folio submission. Individual students to present Final Folio concepts to the classFormative 1 FOLIO CONCEPT  DUE1,2,3,4
4Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique. 1,2,3,4
5Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique. 1,2,3,4
6Presentation of individual students progress by students of their folio progress for group discussion in class. Evaluate development of own technique with others and seek feedback.

Formative 2 FOLIO PROGRESS

DUE

2, 3,4
7Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
8Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
9Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique. 2 , 3
10Presentation of individual students progress by students of their folio progress for group discussion in class. Evaluate development of own technique with others and seek feedback.

Formative 3       FOLIO PROGRESS

DUE

2.3,4
11Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique. 2, 3,4
12Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
13Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
14Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
15Students work in computer lab with teacher; evaluation of individual techniques being applied to projects; discussion of the evolution of ideas and other professional skills used for ongoing experimentation with technique.  2, 3,4
16Present of final folio using appropriate presentation methodologies. Submission participate & comment in critique. Review of projected and actual budget outcomes. Feedback to student re identify and respond to future presentation opportunities.Summative  FINAL FOLIO       DUE. 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Photoshop CC 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 – 500Gb

www.lynda.com

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


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.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.
 

Formative Assessment 1 - Due week 3 -  Individual presentations to the group of purposed Final Folio concept.

Formative Assessment 2 - Due week 6  -  Individual presentations to the group of folio progress

Formative Assessment 3 - Due week 10 - Individual presentations to the group of folio progress

( Formatives lead to Final Folio Summative Submission)

Formative assessments are ungraded and students will receive a non graded result:

CA Competency achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit


Summative Assessment - Due week 16 Submission of Final Folio 

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
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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