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|Offerings:||Trimester 1 or trimester 2|
|Cohort rule:||(Only available to students enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course)|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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
Three production assignments/research assignments worth 30%, 30% and 40%.
This component is mostly production based with some written text . Concepts and techniques are introduced and demonstrated in lectures and further expanded on in tutorials. Assignments are set to examine your comprehension and production ability as well as the skills cited in the Skills Attainment section. You are assessed on conceptual comprehension and eloquence of the visual production, the conformance to the brief and your contribution to the critical tutorial. Late submissions will be penalized.
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