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Photography and Digital Imaging (MCC124)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description This unit is a practical introduction to photography and the digital imaging workflow as a foundation for students wishing to pursue studies in multimedia, cinematography and photography. Camera operation, image acquisition and production workflow skills learnt at the level of the still image become the basis of skills in all later visual media work. Learning activities emphasise the creation and analysis of the still image in the context of the major concepts, movements and practices in historical and contemporary photography.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Photography and Digital Imaging is a practical based unit that focuses on photographic skills and competencies informed by theoretical concepts. Teaching is based on a lecture series combined with workshops and photographic field exercises supported by readings and research.Students will be expected to work indivually and groups to discuss theoretical concepts and perform photographic assignments. LMS is used extensively for information dissemination, discussion, and assessment.
Assessment Assessment consists of weekly photographic exercises, weekly in class quizzes, two major practical portfolio assignments and an essay. These assessments are designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have grasped the unit's major concepts and have developed a proficiency in their practical application.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MED102 Photography or MCC124 Photography and Digital Imaging may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Ms Vikki Wilson
Lecturer Multimedia

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e: V.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
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