• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

In this course students will be introduced to a wide variety of computer applications relevant to their professional art and design practices. The course covers digital image manipulation, vector graphic editing and 3D modelling. Students will develop skills and work on projects during weekly 2hr hands-on sessions in the school’s teaching labs. These sessions are put in context of contemporary developments in art and design through a series of weekly lectures covering a wide spectrum of up-date topics. During these lectures students are also introduced to the comprehensive online learning support the ANU provides.

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. Show a basic understanding of the relevant software applications introduced in this course.
  2. Recognise the creative potential of specific applications introduced in this course in the context of contemporary visual arts and design.
  3. Apply image manipulation, vector graphic and 3D modelling to the making of digital images.
  4. Visualise observations and ideas in a digital format.

Indicative Assessment

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

Journal / documentation 10%[Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]

Participation 10%[Learning Outcomes 1-4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 42 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 88 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


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
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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There are no current offerings for this course.

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