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Digital Media Weekly Outline 2014

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


Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2014/DMA


Weekly Schedule: DMA - Digital Media - Semester 2

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (CUV50111)

CLASS STRUCTURE: 3 hrs per week studio/workshop project development

Class

Date

 

Topic

Content

Activity/Assessment
(see weekly class notes for details)

1

23/07

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

2

30/07 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

06/08 Blog Customisation Blog Customisations and Usage 1 - customising your Wordpress.com blog and working with media - Galleries & Slideshows  

4

13/08 Blog Customisation

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

 

5

20/08 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

6

27/08 Video & Animation Project 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  

7

03/09 Video & Animation Project Introduction to Animation & Interaction Concepts - What is Flash & how does it work?

Start AT2 - Video & Animation Project

 

8

10/09 Video & Animation Project

Video and Animation - how artists use them for different projects. Flash Class exercise - Video Kaleidoscope

 

9

17/09 Video & Animation Project Video and Animation - Interaction exercise,
working on own video/Flash project
 


mid-term break  20/09 - 05/10

10

08/10 Video & Animation Project Video and Animation - working on own video/Flash project  

11

22/10 Mixed Reality Environments Mixed reality environments - history and practice - how artists have used these technologies

Start AT3 - Mixed Reality Environments Review

Assess AT2 - Video & Animation Project

12

29/10 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

05/11 Virtual Exhibition 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 AT4 - Group Project - Virtual Exhibition

14

12/11 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
Graduate Show Invitation Design
Assess AT3 - Mixed Reality Environments Review

15

19/11
am
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

19/11
pm
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 AT4 - Group Project - Virtual Exhibition