MDIA 1009 - CGI and Visual Effects I
Adelaide College of ArtsandDes - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code MDIA 1009 Course CGI and Visual Effects I Coordinating Unit Media Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Adelaide College of ArtsandDes Units 6 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study, including 6 units of MDIA Level I courses Incompatible Not available to students who have entered BMedia program via TAFE articulation Assumed Knowledge Familiarity with basic computer graphic applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro Restrictions Available to BMedia, BCtveArts students only Course Description This course provides an introduction to the field of visual effects and 3D computer animation for television and cinema. Students are taught the practical and theoretical aspects of the movie and TV making process so they understand where computer generated imagery fits in to the workflow of a production.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Bowd
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Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Create and manipulate 3D geometry 2 Demonstrate knowledge of basic lighting principles and associated rendering techniques 3 Create 2D texture maps for use with 3D models 4 Integrate 3D into live action footage 5 Apply animation principles to 3D models
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Required ResourcesFacilities and resources will be provided through the Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully; some additional resources will be available to students through the Discipline of Media, University of Adelaide.
Recommended ResourcesAccess to following applications: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects.
Online LearningStudents will be provided with access to the online system used at the Creative Industries Centre. Essential information on enrolment and other administrative information will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesPractice-based learning.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.96 hours class teaching; approximately 210 hours of independent work to complete assignments
Learning Activities SummaryThis is a practice-based course that provides a thorough grounding in the essential skills required to use industry-standard, computer graphic applications. Students complete tasks assigned in workshop classes under the active instruction of members of CIC staff.
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at classes conducted at Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully
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Assessment SummaryLecturer-led software demonstrations with students submitting files at end of lessons and individual projects demonstrating knowledge acquired during formative exercises.
Rationale for assessment: Assessment is entirely determined by teaching staff of the Creative Industries Centre and identical in every respect to the approach and standards used in the equivalent qualifications regularly taught through the CIC. A joint management group comprising senior staff from both the University and CIC will monitor assessment processes and student outcomes.
Assessment DetailAvailable on enrolment.
SubmissionAvailable on enrolment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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