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Digital Media Weekly Outline 2013

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans - email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au
College of Arts Office: City Flinders - Tel: 9919 1517

Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2013/DMA


Weekly Schedule: DMA - Digital Media - Semester 2

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (CUV50111)

CLASS STRUCTURE: 3.5 hrs/ 16 weeks studio/workshop project development & 3.5 hrs / 2 sessions project work

Class

Date

 

Topic

Content

Activity/Assessment
(see weekly class notes for details)

1

17/7

Introduction Introduction to Digital Media, Photoshop revision skills exercise, Introduction to Blogs - how can artists use them? Start AT1 - Blog Setup

2

24/7 Blog Setup Setting up a Wordpress.com Blog - create and style your blog, writing exercise - creating an "About" page
Prepare a set of images for use on blog in next class
 

3

31/7 Blog Customisation Blog Customisations and Usage 1 - customising your Wordpress.com blog and working with media - Galleries & Slideshows  

4

7/8 Blog Customisation

Blog Customisations and Usage 2 - customising your Wordpress.com blog and working with media - Galleries & Slideshows - Presentations of Blogs

Assess AT1 - Blog Setup

5

14/8 Digital Media Formats Digital Media Formats - what kinds of formats are artists using and how? Provide a summary list of options for students to explore further. Retro Animated GIF exercise Start AT2 - Digital Media Formats Review

6

21/8 Digital Media Formats Work on a written review of Digital Media Formats and some artist examples - focus on what the format is good for (and not good for) & how the artist uses it  

7

28/8 Digital Media Formats Class presentation of a written review of Digital Media Formats and artist examples.
Introduction to Animation & Interaction Concepts - What is Flash & how does it work?

Assess AT2 - Digital Media Formats Review

Start AT3 - Video & Animation Project

8

4/9 Video & Animation Project

Video and Animation - how artists use them for different projects. Flash Class exercise - Video Kaleidoscope
Project hours: preparing video for Task 3 (3.5 hours)

 

9

11/9 Video & Animation Project Video and Animation - Interaction exercise,
working on own video/Flash project
 

10

18/9 Video & Animation Project Video and Animation - working on own video/Flash project Assess AT3 - Video & Animation Project


mid-term break  20/9 - 4/10

11

9/10 Mixed Reality Environments Mixed reality environments - history and practice - how artists have used these technologies Start AT4 - Mixed Reality Environments Review

12

16/10 Mixed Reality Environments Mixed reality environments - experiments with QR codes and other technologies that use mobile media,
Begin review of mixed reality environments and selected artists in the field
 

13

23/10 Mixed Reality Environments Begin Group Project - Virtual Exhibition - group focus on curating work into a Virtual 3D space - is there a connecting theme or concept? what are the limitations of the environment?

Start AT5 - Group Project - Virtual Exhibition

14

30/10 Virtual Exhibition Complete Mixed Reality Environments review, presentation to the class.
Work on Virtual Exhibition, selection process - which
works will be in the exhibition? Preparing images for presentation in the gallery space
Project hours: preparing images for Task 5 (3.5 hours)
Graduate Show Invitation Design
Assess AT4 - Mixed Reality Environments Review

15

6/11 Virtual Exhibition Work on Virtual Exhibition - getting the images into the exhibition space, writing a description and entering titles, details etc.
Graduate Show Invitation Design
 

16

13/11 Virtual Exhibition Presentation of Group exhibition, preparation of a promotional image for the exhibition that can be used on blogs and other promotional methods.
Graduate Show Invitation Design
Assess AT5 - Group Project - Virtual Exhibition