Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5348 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Refine digital art techniques

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Tyler Payne

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4320

Course Contact Email:

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques


1. Research digital media ideas and techniques

2. Select digital media techniques for refinement

3. Consolidate digital media technique to professional level

4. Evaluate own digital media technique

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.

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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