Course Title: Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6229C

Course Title: Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kirsten Lyttle

kirsten.lyttle@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

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

Nil

Course Description

In this course unit you will develop skills and knowledge required to research and explore technologies available to artists working in any digital media. Given the rapid pace of
Change and technology, one focus of this course is on exploring industry trends whilst maintaining currency.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDIG502A Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Element:

1. Research digital technologies

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research the detailed capabilities of different digital technologies and equipment
1.2 Evaluate current, emerging and experimental technologies
1.3 Investigate the relationships between technologies and the achievement of different effects
1.4 Determine cost and supply parameters for different technologies and equipment

Element:

2. Select digital technologies for in-depth exploration

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the creative and professional opportunities offered by different technologies
2.2 Determine limitations and constraints of particular technologies
2.3 Select technologies that suit own practice

Element:

3. Integrate technologies into own work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explore different ways of working with technologies
3.2 Challenge and stretch the capabilities and uses of different technologies through experimentation
3.3 Develop own ways of working with technologies that achieve desired outcomes
3.4 Engage in informed discussion with others about the characteristics and opportunities of particular digital art technologies
3.5 Establish and follow safe work practices

Element:

4. Manage digital technologies in professional practice

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish systems and habits to maintain currency of knowledge around digital art technologies
4.2 Develop ways of working that minimise waste
4.3 Maintain the quality and life of equipment and consumables through appropriate handling and storage


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Experiment with digital media techniques and other media to inform thematically connected digital media art work
  • Develop and refine conceptual vision for thematically connected digital media artwork.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Fundamental digital art technologies
  • Develop workshop and portfolio skills.


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio and computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In particular you will be required to undertake the following:

  • Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practice & perform under supervision and coaching from a teacher
  • Participation in tutorials which can be one on one, small groups or whole class and which provide the opportunity for students to present their work for comment and critique by teachers and fellow students
  • Individual studio time for students to work on projects to develop skills and conceptual ability in an environment of discovery and experimentation
  • Keeping a visual diary which contains evidence of conceptual development, feedback on work from tutorials, reflection on own development and understanding, critical engagement and critical discourse
  • Research
  • Ongoing practice to become self managing
  • When available, attendance at exhibitions and field work.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

<thead> <th scope="col">Week</th> <th scope="col">Course content</th> <th scope="col">Task / Assessment due dates</th> <th scope="col">Elements</th> </thead>
Weeks 1 - 2General introduction
Introduction to digital imaging project 1
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
All assessment tasks are to be submitted by week 16 in a folio1.1, 1.2, 1.4
Weeks 3 - 5Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Weeks 5 - 7Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
Presentation and feedback on project 1
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Weeks 8 - 15Introduction to digital imaging project 2:
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Week 16Assessment and moderation 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.


References


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task
Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios assessed through checklists

Content/requirements
Visual journal

  • Digital Folders
  • Folio of digital images
  • Class presentation
  • Observation tasks

Due date
Week 16

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Art.
Grade CHD
Outline Competent with high distinction
Grading 80 - 100
Criteria Highly developed

Grade CDI
Outline Competent with distinction
Grading 70 - 79
Criteria Well developed

Grade CC
Outline Competent with credit
Grading 60 - 69
Criteria Developed

Grade CAG
Outline Competent achieved - graded
Grading 50 - 59
Criteria Sound

Grade NYC
Outline Not Yet Competent
Grading
Criteria

Grade DNS
Outline Did not submit for assessment
Grading
Criteria


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

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Please note
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
 

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