Course Title: New Analogue Imaging 1a

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: New Analogue Imaging 1a

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Kellyann Geurts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5236

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: B7, L4, Rm32

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None, this is an introductory course for students in their first year of the program, specialising in the Fine Art Photography Studio.  The primary focus of this course is to instruct students in the conceptual, theoretical and practical aspects of electronic and digital imaging.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the practice and theory of contemporary fine art photographic imaging making, with an emphasis on image production. It examines aspects of the photographic image as art, and the culture associated with the production of photographic images using digital technology and supporting analogue principles.

The course is designed to assist students in developing analytical and technical photographic knowledge and skills, with a focus on current digital imaging technology and methodology, specifically Adobe Photoshop CS4™ and supporting hardware and software, including digital capture, film scanning and printing. Students will investigate the principles of digital technology and binary data as images, and develop skills in the production of photographic images utilising the facilities of the Fine Art Photography Studio area.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To help students learn how to:

  • Facilitate connections between image conceptualisation, visualisation and photographic imaging strategies
  • Develop an understanding of the photographic image as a work of art, referencing both contemporary and historical artists
  • Investigate the cultural foundations of digital imaging making
  • Develop an understanding of digital imaging concepts and practices, including extended processes and functions such as camera capture, scanning and printing
  • Develop a sophisticated knowledge of the functions and operations of Adobe Photoshop CS4™

Overview of Learning Activities

The lectures and workshops center on areas which are essential to photographic fine art imaging practice. They investigate the nature and process of photographic image making and demystify the computer as a sophisticated imaging tool. The workshops guide students through the practical uses of photographic hardware, as well as digital processes using Adobe Photoshop CS4™, from the basics through to the more advanced functions. The workshops and lectures present technical / aesthetical information on photographic image production within a framework of contemporary fine art theoretical concerns. This course is conducted through a series of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and field trips;

Overview of Learning Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities. Resources include Apple Mac G5 and MacPro computers with Apple 30" Displays and Eizo Calibrated screens. All machines run Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended™ and complimentary software. State of the art scanners and late model digital cameras are available for use. Output facilities include Epson 2800 Printers.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is conducted through a class project and a series of reviews. The class project assesses your progress in relation to specific material presented in the class.

Reviews are linked to the Fine Art Photography studio area, and will provide you with the opportunity to publicly present your work for critical discussion and feedback.

Reviews are conducted collectively within the studio area, and whilst you are only expected to exhibit for one review per session, all students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they can, as each review will be unique.