VFX205 Digital Compositing (8)

The subject explores the art and science of digital compositing as used in the production processes for conventional and hybrid multimedia. Upon completion students will have a working knowledge and understanding of the software and techniques used to digitally manipulate combinations of source images to produce integrated results for informational, artistic, educational and entertainment contexts.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VFX205. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have already completed MPI209.

Assumed Knowledge

VFX102  / CCI100

Students are advised to undertake VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering if they are not capable of creating 3D imagery.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the theory of compositing and application to analogue and digital media
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the practice of compositing for photography, television, internet, movie or related graphic design
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the creative potential of compositing and custom aesthetics


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Fundamentals of compositing
  • High resolution imagery
  • Layering
  • Colour correction and control
  • Keying
  • Basic matte painting
  • Tracking
  • Batch rendering and script based systems
  • Pre and post production considerations


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.