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NM2501 - Media Arts and Artefacts

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: NM2501
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject applies primary vector-based computer imaging techniques to 3D modelling. Students will explore 2D, 2.5D and 3D proof-of-concept designs. They will develop strategies and approaches to material processes in the media arts. Students will be introduced to concepts and ideas that contextualize computer-aided creative work within emerging modes of production and fabrication. They will be introduced to material and artefact design processes in ways that focus on contemporary ideas and concepts. The subject culminates in the production of creative work that is folio and prototype ready.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge in 2D, 2,5D and 3D media arts principles and techniques to creatively plan, render and fabricate creative work;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise information, concepts and theories in media arts and apply these to traditional as well as computer-aided creative work;
  • identify and offer solutions to art and design problems with intellectual independence;
  • demonstrate skills in operating appropriate tools for the development of computer-aided creative work;
  • develop and demonstrate communication skills in presenting knowledge and ideas in the field of media arts -- visually, orally, textually for a variety of audiences and contexts; and;
  • demonstrate OH&S in relation to the professional practices explored in this unit.
Prerequisites: NM1500, NM1520


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
    Assessment: assessment task 1 (research journal) (30%); assessment task 2 (30%); assessment task 3 (40%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
    Contact hours:
    • 3 hours - Networked invigilation
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: assessment task 1 (online research journal) (30%); assessment task 2 (30%); assessment task 3 (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.