Introduction to Digital Imaging & New Media

Course code CAPA1101Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is designed to develop basic skills and conceptual understandings in digital creative arts applications. It provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the basic methods and materials of new media arts with an emphasis on digital photography, digital imaging and software manipulation. This course is also designed to be flexible enough to adapt to new and changing technologies, individual student needs, and individual staffing specialities.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of the course students will demonstrate:
1. knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment necessary for digital image capture and manipulation.
2. skills in the application of digital image capture and manipulation.
3. aesthetic expression using digital imaging technologies.
4. familiarity with the historical and conceptual underpinnings of the creative use of digital imaging technologies.
ContentThe course will introduce students to the central concepts, historical and critical development of digital and new media arts. Within this context, students will learn about a range of materials and practical methods employed in digital imaging and new media.
Replacing Course(s)ARTC1101
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC1101 Creative Arts: Digital Imaging and New Media A: INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP are not eligible to enrol in CAPA1101 Introduction to Digital Imaging and New Media.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1000 word essay. This item will test the students research and writing skills. What are the historical underpinnings of the use of reproductive technologies in artistic practice? 25%
Other: (please specify)Portfolio of class image making exercises from beginning to mid semester. The work should demonstrate a reasonable level of basic skills and the ability to handle digital imaging 25%
Other: (please specify)Portfolio of image-making exercises from mid to end of semester. The work should demonstrate the further development of basic skills and the ability to start experimenting with digital imaging technologies. 50%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA1101