5 - Digital Practicum I

This course is part of the programme
Bachelor's programme in Digital Arts and Practices

Objectives and competences

Within the Digital Practicum module, students get to know different techniques and are provided with an academic training for an immediate creative work in the field. The module is directly linked to the contents within the key modules, so one of the objectives is to prepare the student to carry out with success the creative assignment in the field of the chosen key module.
Within the module, the student will acquire the following general competences: * ability to make analyses and syntheses, and predict solutions; * ability to use knowledge in practice; * ability to communicate and work in a team; * autonomy in one's professional work.


Basic computer literacy.
Prerequisites: student's motivation to get to know the tools and techniques needed for carrying out his creative work, and to learn how to use them. For this to happen, the student should be willing to do his research independently and to do additional exercises, especially if he does not possess technical pre-knowledge and experience in the audio-visual field.


The Digital Practicum module encompasses the content units which support the studying process within the key modules and through which the student acquires the technical knowledge necessary for his work in the field of art and creativity. The particular content units of the the Digital Practicum module provide technical knowledge and skills in a wide range of creative work within, and with, the digital media. The contents within the module become more optional and more complex in years two and three. Hence the student is given an opportunity to adjust the studying of techniques and skills to the specific nature of his own field of interest.
In year one, all students of the Digital arts and practice programme must take the following compulsory contents: * Video graphics I – Computer as a tool (2 ECTS) * Video graphics I – Vectorial graphics (2 ECTS) * Video graphics I – Graphics in movement (2 ECTS) * Video technology I – Camera (2 ECTS) * Video technology I – Editing (2 ECTS) * Video technology I – Product and production (2 ECTS) * Digital processing of photography (2 ECTS) * My place on the web (2 ECTS)

Intended learning outcomes

  • A coherent mastery of fundamental knowledge;
  • ability to connect different forms of knowledge from different fields of digital technologies;
  • ability to communicate and create with bigger digital technologies (video and audio expression, graphic expression, interactive and traditional mass media) and in an interaction with them;
  • development of abilities and skills in the use of knowledge in the field of digital technologies.


  • Kelby, Scott: Digital Photography Book, The: Part 1, Peachpit Press, 2013. Catalogue E-version
  • Arijon, Daniel (1991): Grammar of the Film Language, Silman-James Press. Catalogue E-version
  • Goodman, Robert M., Patrick McGrath (2002): Editing Digital Video: The Complete Creative and Technical Guide. New York: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics.E-version
  • Katz, Steven D. (2004): Cinematic Motion, A Michael Weise Productions Book. E-version
  • Stump, David: Digital cinematography : fundamentals, tools, techniques, and workflows, Focal Press, 2019. Catalogue E-version
  • Murch Walter, In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition, Silman-.James Press 1992. Catalogue E-version
  • ANIMIRAJMO! : priročnik za animirani film v vrtcih in šolah (2016). Ljubljana : Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport. Catalogue E-version
  • Peguet Julia, SKRIVNOSTI ANIMATORJA (2021) Pipinova knjiga. Catalogue
  • Wilde, Judith, Richard Wilde (2000): Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving. New York: Watson-Guptill Pubns.E-version
  • Garrett, Jesse James (2010): The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders. E-version
  • Tonge, Gary: Digital Painting Tricks & Techniques: 100 Ways to Improve Your CG Art, Impact, 2011.
  • Chion, Michel: Film, a Sound Art (2009). Columbia University Press.
  • Owsinski, Bobby (1999): The Mixing Engineer's Handbook. Vallejo, CA: MixBooks.
  • Blaž Erzetič, Helena Gabrijelčič (2010): 3D od točke do upodobitve, druga izpopolnjena izdaja. Ljubljana: Založba Pasadena. Catalogue

Recommended literature:

  • Chion, Michel: Audio-visual (2019). Columbia University Press. E-version
  • Fancher, Nick: Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Peachpit, 2015
  • Robin, M., Poulin, M. (2000): Digital Television Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill.E-version
  • Freeman, Michael: The Photographer's Eye Digitally Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos, Routledge, 2017


Practice and group work 70%, Examination 30%

Lecturer's references

TINA SMREKAR focuses on developing and producing short artistic animated films. Co-founder of and producer at Finta Film. Films by Špela Čadež such as Boles, Nighthawk, Steakhouse received more than 100 awards. Steakhouse premiered at Locarno Film Festival, received several Grand Prixs and a Jury Award in Annecy. The studio is also producing the debut Three Birds by Zarja Menart and developing the professional debuts by Anka Kočevar and the Slovenian-Italian director Leo Černic. Slovenia’s first official minority coproduction in animation, Money&Hapiness by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak was coproduced by Finta Film and has begun its life at Locarno Film Festival in August 2022.