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Pixels and Polygons (11013.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 DR   Sam   HINTON (Ph: +61 2 62015090 ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2     (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit isn't just an introduction to digital media production; it's an exploration of the forms, techniques and technologies that are used in the creative media industries today, and is designed to be valuable both to the digital media novice as well as students with previous experience. Through practical application of a selection of technologies, the unit provides students with an in-depth understanding of how modern media works, how we can use modern digital tools to express ideas, and how practitioners stay on top of an industry that always seems to be doing something new.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and apply the technical principles of digital media;

2. Define the key historical developments in media technologies;

3. Identify key technologies and develop strategies for self-directed training and skills development; and

4. Analyse the (role or) impact of digital media within cultural and disciplinary contexts.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Eight hours on-campus consisting of instruction, practical laboratory, technical exercises and readings per week.





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