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Design Visualisation: Digital Techniques (ARCH30005)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeARCH30005
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
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Design Visualisation: Digital Techniques forms part of the Digital Visualisation specialisation in the Bachelor Design

This subject brings together practical know-how and critical thinking around the field of digital visualisations of space using industry standard software. Building on the digital representational and design skills acquired in the pre-requisite subject, students will learn the principles of colour, material mapping, lighting, composition, entourage, story boarding, rendering and animation techniques. Students will acquire new skills for building digital models, setting up ‘cameras’, adding ‘entourage’ (people, vegetation etc) with post-production across an ecology of software. The subject will be delivered through a series of lectures, specialist software workshop led by industry expert and tutorials. The outcome will be a portfolio of image rendering and animation positioned within a critical theoretical context of image-production in contemporary design practice. Concluding each lecture and workshop, students will be introduced to self-teaching modules that will enable further experimentation with media and techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and theoretical contexts of the design visualisation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories of colour, texture mapping, lighting and composition
  • Demonstrate the skills in using technology to enable effective communication of ideas in 2D and 3D digitally produced graphics formats
  • Apply methodological skills relevant to the identification and resolution of problems in digital modelling and rendering
  • Critically evaluate of outcomes

Generic skills

  • Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills: • Engage confidently in self-directed study and research; • Communicate ideas effectively in written, graphic and oral formats • Use appropriate technologies • Developed an understanding of how such techniques are related to creative thinking

Last updated: 27 July 2019