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ACI102 - Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

ACM102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

Unit chair:

Wendy Beatty





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


Quotas apply to this unit.


This unit examines the photo-based image as a cultural, social and technical artefact. It examines representation in the digital and analogue realms. Production techniques include digital photography - both referent-based and non referent-based subjects, digital montage, conceptualisation, conceptual approaches and virtual realities. Production activities are designed to develop visual and digital literacy and photo compositing software skills with an emphasis on high quality output and presentation for screen and print.

This unit encourages the development of a range of skills including:

• basic digital photography

• image retouching

• colour correction

• use of layers and masks

• scanning reflective and transmissive materials

• technical and creative photo-compositing

• preparing images for screen-based viewing and print

• conceptual and creative photography

• typography and the relationship between text and image

• critical and intellectual analysis


Composition, capture and interpret 30%

Montage 30%

Conceptual Strategies 40%

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