MDIA 3315 - CGI and Visual Effects IV

Adelaide College of ArtsandDes - Semester 1 - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MDIA 3315
    Course CGI and Visual Effects IV
    Coordinating Unit Media
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Adelaide College of ArtsandDes
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Successful completion of MDIA 2211
    Assumed Knowledge A high level of competence Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Autodesk Maya and Nuke
    Restrictions Available to BMedia students only
    Quota A quota of 20 applies
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mark Wilson

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At 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

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Facilities 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 Resources
    Access to the following equipment and applications: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects.
    Online Learning
    Students 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 Modes
    Practice-based learning.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    This 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 Requirements
    Attendance at classes conducted at Creative Industries Centre, Tea Tree Gully TAFE.
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Formative 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 Requirements
    Compulsory attendance at workshops and location work.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 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.
    Submission
    Information available on enrolment.
    Course Grading

    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

    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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