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ACM101 - Still Images

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:AAM151
Cohort rule:(Only available to students enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course)
Unit chair:A Wilson




Incompatible with:

ACM401, AAM151, ACMM101

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 ACM101 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 – 10%
 The Formal Vision – 20%
 The Urban Landscape – 20%
 Exhibition Review – 10%
 Thematic Series – 40%

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