ACI303 - Imaging: Post-Production to Print and Screen

Unit details

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2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Unit available for enrolment from 2025

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: To be advised

Students must have completed one credit point at level 1 or 2 of an ACI or ACF coded unit, plus one credit point at level 2 in any unit

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week


In this unit art and science are brought together to explore possibilities of lens based media with an emphasis on technology as both scientific instrument and artistic medium. The unit will examine the methodologies that construct worldviews of science, art and culture, and the means by which scientific methods can be used for artistic purpose. Pseudo-science, scientific hoaxes, science fiction and its mythologies are also subject to investigation. Seminars will present examples of artists exploring science and scientists who use or investigate art as an aesthetic means of visualising data. Individual and collaborative studio workshops will equip students to make basic scientific discoveries by means including microscopy, astro-photography, forensic imaging, as well as to critically analyse scientific claims.

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

Demonstrate critical engagement and technical proficiency with a relevant photographic medium and refine and redevelop work-in-progress to a professional standard

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Critically analyse relevant historical, cultural and ethical considerations of contemporary photography and reflect upon the implications across various genre of art/science

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship


Actively contribute to critical debate with peers through the presentation of creative work and participation in constructive feedback in seminars and digital platforms

GLO2: Communication


Select and discuss relevant and scholarly sources in order to demonstrate a developing understanding of the creative processes and debates within the field of art / science

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Production Assignment 1 800 words or equivalent 20% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Production Assignment 2 2400 words or equivalent 60% Week 6, 8, 11 and 12
Assessment 3 - Annotated Bibliography 800 words or equivalent 20% Week 12

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

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