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NM1500 - Introduction to Media Arts

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject introduces students to fundamental elements of visual communication and digital literacy in contemporary media arts. Processes of colour theory, visuality and foundation principles of computer-aided imaging and production are included. Strategies for communicating ideas in a visual form and understanding of media and technology in a social and cultural context will be examined. Concepts that inform the convergence of visual and media arts will be explored and developed in this subject. You will be provided with opportunities to work with a range of digital processes and applications to test your ideas in the production of original creative work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Employ colour in an expressive and symbolic manner;
  • Describe in written, verbal and visual form, the aims of digital literacy in creative works;
  • Apply Principles and Elements of Design in the composition of creative work;
  • Describe the major developments in convergent visual and media arts domains;
  • Apply OH&S in relation to the process explored in this unit;
  • Produce creative works that communicate visual ideas.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
VA1018 VA1031 VA1032 VA1112 VA1118 CV1510 CV1520 NM1502

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures - On-Line lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials - Tutorials and Practicals
    Assessment: response and research journal (30%); technical journal and class tasks (30%); on show & research report (40%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
    Contact hours:
    • 13 hours lectures - Online Lectures
    • 13 hours tutorials - Threaded discussion
    • 13 hours practicals - Video instructionals
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: response and research journal (30%); technical journal and class tasks (30%); on show and research report (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.