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Unit details

ACI102 - Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P Pound
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ACM102

Contact hours:

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

Note:

Quotas apply to this unit.

Content

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

Assessment

Composition, capture and interpret 30%

Montage 30%

Conceptual Strategies 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2659$3010

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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