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Photomedia virtual studio ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)
Prato T3-58 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to digital photomedia within art and design studio practices. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of both digital processes and photomedia by providing a focus upon creative image production. The unit offers students the opportunity to develop their creative skills through a combination of analogue and digital techniques, exploring lens-based and soft-imaging for print and screen-based output. Demonstrations and tuition are given on the creation of digital photomedia with an increased conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. skillfully and insightfully acquire, manipulate and process digital images; 2. explore the range of options and controls available through pixel-based software applications and use of photographic equipment (eg. Digital cameras, scanners) with increasing confidence and proficiency; 3. produce creative Photomedia images with an increased conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication; 4. demonstrate increased technical understanding of demands associated with image-making required across the development, acquisition, creation and production of Photomedia (using analog and digital techniques, lens-based and soft-imaging, print and screen-based output); 5. display an increasingly personalized artistic expression and sophisticated creative image arts approach which can be pursued at an advanced stage in subsequent Photomedia studios; 6. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment: Directed assignments: 30%; Major project: 60%; Journal: 10%

Contact Hours: 4 lectures and studio hours and 8 independent study hours on campus or the equivalent by flexible delivery.

Prerequisites: PHO2207 or PHO2208

Corequisites: DIS1103