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DIT1001 Aesthetics for Interactive Systems

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 : 25 March 2023


Aesthetics for Interactive Systems is a first-year foundational course in the Design and Interactive Technologies program. Students in other areas of study may choose this course as an elective.

This course serves as an introduction to the structures and language of visual aesthetics with a strong emphasis on digital media art form. Understanding the historical, technical, and cultural significance of visual aesthetics language is incredibly important to emerging creative designers as a way of communicating their message to a visual audience. Students will therefore engage in research, discussions and reviews aimed at investigating and exploring the grammar of the visual language in contemporary media genre.

This course is focused on providing students with a fundamental knowledge of spatial and visual aesthetic design in relation to the digital environments of graphic design, cinema, games, and virtual/augmented reality systems. Students will learn how the human mind processes spatial environments, and develop familiarity with the language of essential concepts and principles underlying all good visual design. Aesthetics for Interactive Systems serves as an introduction into design for immersion and interactivity, and provides a foundation for future studies into this field.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023