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Area/Catalogue
VSAR 2067

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012868

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4 & 5)

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)

Course aim

To provide a broad understanding of digital photography and its historical, technical, and conceptual elements, whilst acquiring practical skills in digital image-making and editing.

Course content

The course is designed to (a) equip students with practical skills in digital image capture and establishing a digital workflow, and (b) increase student knowledge of, and critical appreciation for, photography as a fine art medium. Students will gain skills in using camera controls effectively; understanding exposure and measuring light; managing the digital darkroom (including skills in RAW file processing, smart object workflow, organising and storing digital files), and image editing using Adobe software (including skills in colour and tonal correction, retouching, working with layers, selections, and layer masks, and basic compositing). This is an intensive, hands-on, primarily studio-based course. No prior experience in photography or using Adobe software is required.

Textbook(s)

Shore, Stephen 2010, The Nature of Photographs: A Primer, Second, Phaidon Press, London

Prerequisite(s)

18 units of Level 1 courses for DBVS students. Nil for other students.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Studio 4 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Studio 5 hours x 10 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Studio Review 1100 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Studio Project 3400 words (equivalent) 80% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Studio Review 1100 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Studio Project 3400 words (equivalent) 80% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design
School of Art, Architecture and Design

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