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NM1801 - Digital Media Tools

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students

An introduction to Digital Media Arts production. This subject provides a focus on skills, knowledge and theory for the development of intermediary Digital Media Arts applications. Students will be introduced to the essential software and hardware tools and gain an understanding of how core skills in Digital Media Art can extend into other forms of expression and genres of creative practice. Through encountering stimulation and innovative contemporary Digital Media Art practices students will become familiar with the scope of possibilities within the sector. The subject will combine work on the conceptual, aesthetic and technical elements underlaying Digital Media Art production, through lectures and practical sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire core Digital Media Arts software and hardware skills;
  • acquire fundamental understanding of the Digital Media Arts sector;
  • develop innovative solutions to creative challenges;
  • reveal areas of interest and specialisation while gaining general industry knowledge.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); test 2 (20%); research paper (40%); test 3 (20%).

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.