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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to digital photographic and imaging techniques, concepts, materials, and processes. Photography and Digital Imaging is designed to develop an approach to digital tools that aligns with contemporary art practices. While this unit provides a practical introduction to the basic digital photography tools and materials there is an emphasis on the creative and experimental potential of these tools and how they are utilised within a broader creative practice.

Unit content

  • The camera: shutter speed and aperture, lenses depth of field
  • Editing and presentation
  • Adobe Suite basics, plus pixel ratio and file sizes
  • Critique of the image
  • Printing and on-screen options
  • Software and hardware

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of digital photography and imaging technologies Creativity
2 demonstrate understanding of the methods, materials and equipment used in digital processes, including an understanding of image capture or creation, digital manipulation and various components of outputting images such as printing, screen-based applications or alternative processes Communication and social skills
3 use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods Communication and social skills
4 criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context Lifelong learning
5 demonstrate occupational health and safety practices concerning computer workstations. Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of digital photography and imaging technologies
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate understanding of the methods, materials and equipment used in digital processes, including an understanding of image capture or creation, digital manipulation and various components of outputting images such as printing, screen-based applications or alternative processes
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate occupational health and safety practices concerning computer workstations.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.