ACI202 - Advanced Digital Studio

Unit details


2024 unit information

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

Students must have passed unit ACI102 or ACV101

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


In this unit, students explore the potential of advanced technologies and their limitations and opportunities, such as high and low resolution, for creative practice. The construction and manipulation of photographic images is creatively and critically considered through a variety of conceptual frameworks. Students will be introduced to current technologies relating to photography and image construction, colour calibration and correction, profile management and fine art inkjet printing. The ethical, social and political implications of contemporary digital imaging will be examined in relation to the production of creative works.

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

Critically analyse the contexts, history and contemporary roles and potential of digital imaging

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

Capture, render and manipulate digital images using a range of innovative and contextually informed approaches

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving
ULO3 Apply systems and processes of digital production to manage colour output for hardcopy and screen with attention to accuracy and expressive nuance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO5: Problem solving

Use discipline-specific vocabulary in the analysis and written evaluation of photographic imagery for the purpose of communicating your research.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Assessment Description Student
Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Digital Image Pre Production Image file/print/pre production
(800 words)
20% Week 7
Assessment 2: Studio Portrait Presentation and
1 x A3 print
(1600 words)
40% Week 7
Assessment 3: Generation of Digital Identity 4 x A3 digital prints 
(1600 words)
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 ACI202 
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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