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ACI101 - Analogue Photography

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

ACM101 Still Images

Unit chair:

Daniel Armstrong





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit provides students with an introduction to photographic practice and camera handling techniques using 35mm format. Students will study the work of Australian and international photographers with consideration to both historical and contemporary practice. The prescribed assignments will allow students to reflect the skills, concepts and ideas discussed in classes, seminars, gallery visits and readings, as well as providing the opportunity for students to develop and express their own views and concepts.

Students enrolled in this unit are advised to obtain their own manual 35mm camera with the following specifications:


  • Manual controls (you must be able to change the aperture and shutter speed)
  • Built in light meter
  • Standard lens (approx. 50mm)
  • Hot shoe or synch point for flash unit


A number of cameras are available for a limited short term loan from the School of Communication and Creative Arts.


Camera Handling 20%

The Formal Vision 30%

Thematic Series 50%

Unit Fee Information

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