Courses & Units

Digital Imaging - Foundations FFR352


Note: available as an elective; quotas apply


This unit provides students with a theoretical and technical introduction to digital imaging focusing on art related applications. The unit provides a technical foundation for the use of digital imaging as a vehicle for the visual communication of ideas and content. Students will be introduced to basic procedures for capturing, generating, editing and manipulating images from point of origin to output. Digital Imaging has the capacity to cross over into many other media platforms and as such hybrid projects that involve photography, performance, sculpture, video, textiles, painting, drawing and ceramics are encouraged with a primary emphasis is on digital image component. Students will be asked to consider the conceptual and aesthetic relationships forged within and across the medium.


Unit name Digital Imaging - Foundations
Unit code FFR352
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Art
Teaching staff Dr T Ruffels (coordinator), other staff tba
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

3 hrs contact weekly, lecture/demonstration, group critique, individual supervision (13 wks) or

39 hours comprised of lectures/demonstrations, practical workshops, critiques and consultation over 10 days (Summer School)

AssessmentFFR252: Formal folio/presentation of set class projects 80% Research Assignment 20% FFR352: Formal folio/presentation of set class projects 70% Research Assignment 30%
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