MDIA 1017 - 3D Imaging

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

This course introduces students to foundational skills and theories of producing three dimensional images, models, and textures with digital technologies. Key concepts covered in this course include 3D modelling fundamentals and theories, introduction to key tools and software, applying mathematical basics, identifying and analysing end use scenarios for 3D models, and engaging in basic modelling. In 3D Imaging, students in the Story Production and Immersive Media majors will ground their practical skills within a theoretical context, while students in other programs will gain insight into the practice, challenges, and capabilities of producing 3D models

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MDIA 1017
    Course 3D Imaging
    Coordinating Unit Media
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description This course introduces students to foundational skills and theories of producing three dimensional images, models, and textures with digital technologies. Key concepts covered in this course include 3D modelling fundamentals and theories, introduction to key tools and software, applying mathematical basics, identifying and analysing end use scenarios for 3D models, and engaging in basic modelling. In 3D Imaging, students in the Story Production and Immersive Media majors will ground their practical skills within a theoretical context, while students in other programs will gain insight into the practice, challenges, and capabilities of producing 3D models
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Bowd

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of 3D modelling fundamentals
    2. Apply basic techniques in 3D modelling design
    3. Identify end platform application
    4. Develop a practical 3D graphics project
    5. Demonstrate understanding of technological literacy
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,3,5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2,3,4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2,4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4,5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    More information about required resources will be provided through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    More information about recommended resources will be provided through MyUni.
    Online Learning
    This course makes extensive use of MyUni, and all assignments are submitted via MyUni. Other websites may also be used.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is taught using a combination of face-to-face lectures and workshops, supported by online materials.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester
    1 x 2 hour workshop per week 20 hours per semester
    2 x 2-hour directed learning activity 4 hours per semester
    3 hours reading per week 36 hours per semester
    2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester
    3 hours individual research per week 36 hours per semester
    2 hours best-practice engagement per week 24 hours per semester
    TOTAL =156 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week-by-week course content is available on the MyUni site.
    Specific Course Requirements
    No specific course requirements.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All classes taught in computer labs incorporate elements of Small Group Discovery Experience.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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

    ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Online quizzes Formative and summative 20% 1, 5
    Proposal and justification       Formative and summative         15% 1, 3, 4
    Reflective journal Formative and summative 20% 5
    Final project Summative 45% 1, 2, 3, 4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must submit all written assessment tasks to be eligible to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    All assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
    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.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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