Courses & Units

Computer Graphics and Animation: Principles and Programming KIT307


This unit will look at the creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools needed to implement them. Topics will include 2D drawing algorithms, matrix transformations, 3D representations, key-frames and other animation techniques, lighting and shading.


Unit name Computer Graphics and Animation: Principles and Programming
Unit code KIT307
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Robert Ollington
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply programming paradigms for storing and displaying graphical images efficiently
  • Manipulate graphics data using mathematics techniques
  • Apply lighting and shading techniques to achieve simple effects

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KIT205 OR KIT206 OR KIT207 OR KIT208


Teaching Pattern

On-Campus enrolments in Hobart and Launceston: 

Independent Learning: 2hrs/wk in weeks 1-13
Tutorials: 2hrs/wk in weeks 2-13

Assessment2D Graphics (20%)|3D Objects (30%)|3D Animation (50%)
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