MDIA 3315 - CGI and Visual Effects/Game Art IV
Tea Tree Gully - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MDIA 3315 Course CGI and Visual Effects/Game Art IV Coordinating Unit Media Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Tea Tree Gully Units 6 Contact 6 per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Successful completion of MDIA2211 CGI and Visual Effects/Game Art III Incompatible Not available to students who have entered BMedia program via TAFE articulation Assumed Knowledge A high level of competence Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Autodesk Maya and Nuke Restrictions BMedia students only Quota 15 Course Description Students participating in this unit will be utilising all they have learned in the previous semesters, here they will separate into small groups of five and take on a major project. The final product will showcase an architectural pre-visualisation of a pre-existing location. Students will focus on modelling and texturing assets, photorealistic lighting and rendering. The final stage will require compositing, colour grading and output of a movie file that can be used in their show reels.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Bowd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Apply advanced compositing skills 2 Create and optimise complex 3D models and textures 3 Apply realistic lighting principles and associated rendering techniques 4 Apply animation principles to 3D models
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-4
Required ResourcesFacilities and resources will be provided through the Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE; some additional resources will be available to students through the Department of Media.
Recommended ResourcesAccess to the following equipment and applications: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects.
Online LearningStudents will be provided with access to the online systems used at the Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE. 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.72 hours of in-class teaching over the semester and 240 hours of independent work to complete assignments, for a total semester workload of 312 hours.
Learning Activities SummaryThis is a practice-based course that provides a thorough grounding in the essential skills required to use high quality photographic equipment and employ appropriate photographic techniques to achieve industry standard production outcomes. Students complete tasks assigned in workshop classes under the active instruction of members of Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE staff.
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at classes conducted at Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryFormative assessment is through lecturer-led demonstrations with students submitting files at the end of lessons.
Summative assessment is through individual projects demonstrating knowledge acquired during formative exercises.
Assessment Related RequirementsCompulsory attendance at workshops and location work.
Assessment DetailAssessment is entirely determined by teaching staff of the Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE 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 UA and CIC will monitor assessment processes and student outcomes.
SubmissionInformation available on enrolment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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