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ARIN3630: Digital Arts

2024 unit information

Digital Arts explores the ways digital and new media technologies are being used to transform cultural production, distribution and reception in the visual and performing arts, machine vision and popular culture. Students will learn about the changing aesthetic, cultural and technical dimensions of new digital technologies and will develop the critical and analytical tools and a practical skillset with which to discuss, evaluate, and appreciate works of digital art.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Media and Communications

Code ARIN3630
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in units with as ARIN or ARHT or FILM or DECO prefix or (6 credit points at 1000 level and 6 credit points at 2000 level in units of study with SEIN prefix)
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the way digital technologies are used in a broad range of contemporary art practices including visual arts, performance, sound, machine vision, and interactive media
  • LO2. foster an appreciation of the cultural and aesthetic diversity of art practices utilising digital technologies, and understand the ways in which power relationships are challenged/contested/unsettled through art
  • LO3. develop a grounding in the contemporary theoretical debates, conceptual issues, and policy informing digital art practice
  • LO4. practice the ability to critically analyse and discuss a range of digital art works in written and oral forms and in a variety of genres
  • LO5. hone research and inquiry skills, involving the ability to present evidence to support an argument reflecting your own perspective

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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