• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Digital Art
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Kit Devine
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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In Digital Specialization 1, students must undertake class assignments and set projects, and participate in workshops, demonstrations and discussions dealing with specific techniques, processes and conceptual considerations within a nominated topic. Individual work then develops over the semester in response to critical discussion with staff and peers. Students complete studio theory aimed at further developing skills of analysis and criticism in relation to new media through gallery visits, talks and critical reading and discussion of relevant publications. Occupational health and safety is approached professionally at this level. There are five topics within the course, each offered in a sequence of four:

Animation 1 — 4

Video 1 — 4

Internet Art 1 — 4

Sound Art 1 — 4

Hybrid Digital Practice 1 — 4 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply a range of advanced technical skills
  2. Invent and evaluate ways of applying concepts to materials and processes
  3. Create original works of art
  4. Demonstrate expanded awareness of historical, critical and theoretical contexts for artistic practice in the discipline

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Journal/Documentation/Studio Theory presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 2-4]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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6 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 2 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

DART2103 (pre) & DART3101 (co)

Prescribed Texts

Maya 7 Savvy, John Kundert-Gibbs (2006), Sybex.

Maya Secrets of the Pros, John Kundert-Gibbs (2006), Sybex

Bernd Schulz (ed). 2002. Resonances: Aspects of Sound Art. Kehrer Verlag: Heidleberg.

Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel (eds). 2003. Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film. The MIT Press. Cambridge: Mass.

Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0, Friends of ED (2007), Todd Yard

Murach's JavaScript and DOM Scripting, Mike Murach & Associates (2009), Ray Harris

Essential ActionScript 3.0, Adobe Dev Library; 1 edition (June 22, 2007), Colin Moock

Learning ActionScript 3.0: A Beginner's Guide, O'Reilly/Adobe Developer Library (2008), Rich Shupe


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3464 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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