Course Title: Advanced Electronic Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Electronic Imaging

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


370H Design


Viet2 2018,
Viet1 2021

Course Coordinator: John Mackinnon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254970

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COSC1010 Electronic Imaging and Design.


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

This course takes traditional drawing and painting techniques into the digital realm exploring both the techniques and the practical application of digital painting. The focus of the course will be an exploration of digital illustration and the underpinning concepts of layout, design and readability.

Production and research of digital illustration will be the focus within a framework of traditional painting and illustration techniques and principles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will achieve the following capability development:

    * Production, direction and compositing of electronic design techniques and technologies;
    * Concept, theories and methodologies of illustration within electronic media and an appreciation of the rules of image readability.
    * Identification of stages of development of production;
    * Digital illustration techniques: use of the wacom tablet as a drawing tool;
    * Concept Illustration;
    * Character Design;
    * Story-boards;
    * Finished Illustration for screen and print;
    * Conceptual skills in visual literacy.

In this course you will achieve the following:

   1. Develop a greater understanding of production, direction and compositing of electronic design techniques and technologies in terms of both industry practice and cultural context;
   2. Analyse the effectiveness of different theories and methodologies of design within electronic media;
   3. Develop a greater understanding of digital imaging techniques
   4. Apply digital illustration techniques;
   5. Develop advanced conceptual skills in visual literacy and apply these to your creative practice
   6. Interrogate and synthesise aesthetics and graphic communication theory.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lecture, demonstrations, tutorials, computer studio workshops, and discussions. The focus will be on the development of visual language and image skills within the area of digital illustration. You will be encouraged to challenge and develop your creative and critical ability through class exercises and individual projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources for this course include course materials and tutorial resource items (this will be provided where applicable on the server and online). Lecture notes and relevant handouts will be available throughout the semester. Tutorials will be based in the computer labs with relevant software and required materials to complete specific learning tasks. You have access to course materials and access to online and hardcopy resources at the RMIT Library.

You are encouraged to do a wide range of reading and independent library research into all areas of Traditional, Digital, Concept and Comic Art.

Overview of Assessment

You are required to complete individual based projects. These projects will require the you to plan, conceive, and create a number of visual based works, and a short creative project that utilise digital illustration techniques. These projects are intended to give you an opportunity to explore an idea in response to a brief and develop critical and analytical skills. Assessment will be during the semester.

   1. Visualisation/ Concept Illustration 20%
   2. Character Designs 20%
   3. Story Board 20%
   4. Finished Artwork or Comic 40%