Course Title: Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5351 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Nat Morawski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5583

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Course Description

This course will cover the key industry skills needed for compositing photographic digital images. You will research, experiment with and integrate technologies to further your own creative work and practice.

Working with a range of techniques, you will use and adapt technologies to resolve complex works, exploiting creative and innovative options in your own creative practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art


1. Research digital technologies

2 Select digital technologies for in-depth exploration

3 Integrate technologies into own work

4 Manage digital technologies in professional practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to exploit creative and innovative options using a variety of imaging technologies and processes. You will interact with a range of imaging techniques to enable you to gain skills in resolving complex digital editing methods. The selection, application and adaptation of these imaging technologies will support you in the creation of composited digital images.

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the assessment items below to a satisfactory standard. Assessment will include two projects incorporating a range of digital imaging methods.

Produce a folio of 2 composited photorealistic images employing advanced compositing and visual effects skills.

The folio must contain both a final flattened image for display as well as the digital files with all the working layers in a psd file including the RAW file. The finished files must contain the full range of tones demonstrating appropriate application of processing, enhancement and output techniques.

In addition to the final folio pieces, students are required to prepare & submit concept presentations as well as present progress drafts of the folio piece.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Full assessment briefs will be provided during the course and can be found on MyRMIT.