ACI102 - Digital Photography

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Anne Wilson
Trimester 3: Anne Wilson
Cohort rule:

Nil

Previously:

ACM102

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Trimester 1: 1 x 3-hour seminar per week

Trimester 3: 2 x 3-hour seminar weeks 1-5 and 1 x 3-hour seminar week 6

Note:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Content

This unit introduces ideas and processes associated with digital photography.

The construction and manipulation of photographic images is creatively and critically explored through a variety of conceptual frameworks. Workflow techniques include the fundamentals of using Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, colour management, RAW image processing, scanning, photo compositing in Photoshop, and the production of exhibition quality prints. Assignments and lectures provide students with an overview the medium’s history and contemporary issues.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify and implement the fundamentals of digital capture and manipulation to the production of photographic work

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO2

Design and manage a non-destructive digital workflow that addresses principles relating to photographic exposure and other identified problems with reference to related practice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Articulate and interpret images according to photographic conventions of form and technique through visual, verbal and written forms of self-reflective writing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Portfolio 1 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Portfolio 2 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 7
Assessment 2 - Creative Work 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACI102
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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