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ACI101 - Still Images

Unit details

Year2016 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:A Wilson




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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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