Course Title: New Analogue Imaging 1b

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: New Analogue Imaging 1b

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Kellyann Geurts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5236

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 7.4.32

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.
It is recommended that students have an understanding of digital photographic principles prior to enrolling in this course, such as the topic covered in New Analogue Imaging 1a.

Course Description

This course extends students engagement in the practice and theory of contemporary fine art photographic image making. The course is designed to assist students in developing and refining a
photographic imaging making practice based on digital production facilities and software. The course is centred on developing advanced problem solving skills for working with Adobe Photoshop CS3™, Adobe Bridge CS3™ and the current supporting hardware.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon completion of this course you will have developed the capabilities to address conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns of the fine art photographic image in a contemporary context.  You will also develop methods of finding creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context.


Learning Outcomes
To instruct students to:
1. Enhance connections between image conceptualisation, visualisation and digital photographic imaging strategies.
2. Understand the fundamentals of digital colour principles and controls.
3. Develop advanced image editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop™, including Layers, Blending Modes, Filters and Masking.
4. Develop a complex understanding of imaging hardware, including scanners and printers.
5. Develop the skills, knowledge and language of digital photography to liase with labs and studios.
6. Understand the principles of a digital imaging workfow, and develop an awareness of the software and hardware available for this practice..

Overview of Learning Activities

Students engage in a range of learning activities to support and encourage the conceptual and practical production of photographic images.  Classes consist of workshops and lectures presenting new material, as well as tutorials, individual consultations, group discussions and technology demonstrations. 

Overview of Learning Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities.  Resources include Apple Mac G5 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, as well as large and medium format analogue cameras, are available for use.  Output facilities include Epson 2400  and Epson R2800 Printers.  All production facilities for this course are digital.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is conducted through a class project and a series of reviews.   
 The class project assesses a student’s progress in relation to specific material presented in the class.   
Reviews are linked to the Fine Art Photography studio area, and provide students with the opportunity to publicly present their work for critical discussion and feedback.  Reviews are conducted collectively within the studio area, and whilst students 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.