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Digital Imaging (PHO101)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit provides a practical introduction to digital photographic processes as a foundation for students wishing to pursue studies in photography, multimedia, cinematography & graphic design. The emphasis of the unit is on the creative possibilities of post-production techniques, and students are introduced to the production methods of photographers who utilise digital technologies in their work.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Develop photographic Image Editing skills
2. Develop Digital Imaging Techniques
3. Gain knowledge of theory and history of photographic image editing and design
4. Gather, synthesise, and critically evaluate creative content, ideas, and information
5. Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills with the capacity to work effectively within team environments, and when using shared resources.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour; workshops: 1.5 hours
Unit Learning Experiences This is a practical unit that focuses on photography and software skills to produce images that are informed by theory and history. Teaching is based on a lecture series combined with workshops that include photographic field exercises supported by readings and research. Students will learn digital retouching, montage, and compositing skills using a non-destructive workflow. They will be expected to work individually as well as in groups to discuss theoretical concepts and perform practical exercises.
Assessment Assessment consists of weekly photographic and software exercises (30%), attendance and participation (10%), a composited photographic image with an exegesis (20%) and a final portfolio with an exegesis (40%). 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.
Notes Basic photography skills are required to complete this unit. Students who have no experience in photography are strongly advised to complete PHO124 Photography I prior to attempting this unit. If you have queries on this issue please contact the Academic Chair of Photography.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
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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Dr Talhy Stotzer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2185
e: T.Stotzer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.063 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Talhy Stotzer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2185
e: T.Stotzer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.063 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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