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DIT1004 3D Modelling Studio

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: FSP1004
Enrolment is not permitted in DIT1004 if FTR2005 has been previously completed.


Once relegated to the fields of engineering, media and game industries, significant development of 3D technologies and practice have seen it cross the threshold occupying many spaces within contemporary environments. Whether used for virtual or augmented systems, the surveying of complex environments or as a method for digital archiving/preservation; 3D knowledge and practice provides users a new way for visualising space, movement and access. 3D Modelling Studio is a comprehensive, specialist course that aims to develop professional 3D design skills for digital artists through production-focused learning environments. Through a series of workshops, students are introduced to skills and practices involved in contemporary 3D practice and combines software learning (Autodesk Maya) and research skills in relation to 3D design to produce practical outcomes for the specific intended medium.

Students will have the opportunity to develop a solid awareness of processes involved in creating 3D-based assets for production; covering the conceptualisation, research, planning, and production stages to produce relevant outcomes for specific contexts. Students are encouraged to test their conclusions experimentally during workshops through image manipulation and modelling programs and will develop an awareness of the broader visual, cultural and commercial contexts in which 3D design can be applied, understood, and used. Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on contemporary 3D modelling industry practice, digital design, and media projects linked to real-world industry training and experiences.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023