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NM3202 - Immersive Imaging

[Offered in 2014 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

Available to Bachelor of New Media Arts students or by permission of Academic Adviser

This subject covers techniques and technologies which immerse the viewer within the image, from virtual reality objects to panoramic photography and interactive projection. There are a variety of display contexts for the immersive image: the art gallery, the museum interactive and the information display being three. In lectures, students look at examples of innovative presentation formats. They are introduced to ways in which key practitioners have explored the grammar of installation and influenced the wider field of image production in the fine art and commercial fields. Students are encouraged to develop an idea based in the sourcing, processing and display of images in immersive contexts. Students are encouraged to be led by the idea rather than the technology, and discussions engage them in a debate about their relationship to image, technique and output.

Learning Outcomes

  • A working knowledge of contemporary imaging technologies which facilitate an immersive experience on the part of the viewer;
  • A knowledge and awareness of historical and contemporary practice in the area of interactive and immersive media;
  • An awareness of the critical context of new media practice including key texts and positions;
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team towards the production of large scale work and to plan and produce work in anticipation of the interaction of an audience;
  • An awareness of safe working practices in the field of installation and immersive imaging.
Prerequisites: 18CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS INCLUDING NM1201 A NM1202 A NM2201 A NM2204
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NM3210

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Face to face teaching (17/11/14 - 05/12/14)
Coord/Lect: Dr Janet Marles.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: portfolio (40%); pitch (20%); final major project (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.