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Certificate IV in New Media (Video, Sound, Animation)

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  • Objectives
    This course allows students to diversify their art and design skills through the use of digital technology, incorporating intermediate to advanced 2D and 3D animation, video and sound techniques and applications. It provides students with a range of options, to work within this industry or to enhance skills developed from other art and design areas to become more flexible in the application of technology.
  • Entry requirements
    Portfolio
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in New Media (Video, Sound, Animation)
  • Course description
    Design, Multimedia & Arts Certificate IV in New Media (Video, Sound and Animation) CHIS00206
    Design, Multimedia & Arts

    COURSE OUTLINE
    This course allows students to diversify their art and design skills through the use of digital technology, incorporating intermediate to advanced 2D and 3D animation, video and sound techniques and applications. It provides students with a range of options, to work within this industry or to enhance skills developed from other art and design areas to become more flexible in the application of technology.

    The intention of this course is to also develop a multi-skilled student with a range of visual problem solving skills and a confidence to look for solutions through the use of digital technology; allowing students more access to employment in a rapidly expanding market. This course has a strong relationship with the advanced Diploma of Multimedia and may be used for entry to this higher award.

    CAMPUS
    Frankston

    STUDY MODE
    Full-time: 1 year

    COURSE DURATION
    1 Year – 600 hours

    COMMENCEMENT DATES
    February

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
    Applicants are required to attend an interview and provide a portfolio of work, which clearly demonstrates their art/design skills
    Year 12 or approved equivalent or Mature Age Entry

    SELECTION CRITERIA
    Folio Presentation & Interview

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Apply direct to Chisholm
    Apply for an interview in October by telephoning 9238 8216 (Frankston Campus).
    Interviews take place during November & December for admission into the following year's course.

    STUDY AREAS
    Core
    Develop and apply industry knowledge 15hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access, increase and update knowledge of the film, television, radio and multimedia industry, including the role of different industry sectors, and the impact of changing technology. This knowledge underpins effective performance in all sectors.

    Follow health, safety and security procedures 15 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge which everyone in the workplace must have in order to work safely. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards.

    Electives
    Work with others 15 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge needed to work harmoniously and effectively with team members, colleagues and others in a work environment. This unit is imported from the entertainment industry training package, with necessary changes made to the range of variables and evidence guide statements ensuring its relevance to the other sectors of the cultural industries.

    Address copyright requirements 20 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to protect creative work and performance from unauthorised use.

    Apply techniques to produce video art 50 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of video art. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques, which would generally be nominated by the supervisor. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.

    Produce video art 50 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce video art through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, equipment and materials. As such the range of techniques could be quite varied and broad in nature. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. This work would usually be carried out under limited supervision.

    Conduct Research 42 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information on any aspect of the cultural industries and in particular to research the information needed to support the development of an operation, project and/or production and identify sources of material for inclusion.

    Incorporate, design and edit digital video 24 hours
    This unit describes the competency required to edit, combine and incorporate video into multimedia presentations with in the cultural industries.

    Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate concept 80 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop drawings which represent and communicate the concept. This is a core unit which complements all the specialisation units. It is different from the drawing specialisation units which focus on drawing as an art form. This unit goes beyond the scope of such competencies and uses drawing techniques to represent the object or idea, produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept in terms of the complexity of skill requirement, use of techniques and sophistication of representation. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.

    Develop sound design 50 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop sound design from a brief for a production in the cultural industries. The implementation of the design, including production of the design, is covered separately in the unit Implement Sound Design.

    Lay sound tracks 35 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source required sounds, and lay soundtracks within technical and creative parameters for a production in the cultural industries.

    Create 2D digital animation 35 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use digital animation techniques and industry standard software to create 2D animation for a range of media applications within the cultural industries.

    Produce and manipulate digital images 24 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and manipulate digital images for a multimedia production within the cultural industries.

    Write content and/or copy 48 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write content and / or copy for use in such items as advertisements, station and other promotions, sponsorship announcements, community service announcements and any other form of industrial writing for any production within the cultural industries.

    Create 3D digital animation 75 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use digital animation techniques and industry standard software to create 3D digital animation for a range of media applications with the cultural industries.

    ASSESSMENT
    Classroom participation and accumulative projects, assessments and folio presentations at the end of each semester.

    FEATURES
    A high end MacIntosh studio environment allows for the delivery of work projects using industry standard software programs with realistic outcomes. Staff are not only committed teachers but many also operate as practitioners within the field of multimedia.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
    Assistant to Animation Artist, Animator - Film and Television, Video Operator, Cartoonist, Multimedia Artist.

    FURTHER STUDY
    Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts), Graphic Art, Advanced Diploma of Arts Multimedia and University Degree Animation programs.

    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or credit transfer consideration.
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course

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