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ACM101 - Still Images

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:

(B, S)

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


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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 lectures, tutorials, 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%


Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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