Course Title: Produce digital images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: VART5250C

Course Title: Produce digital images

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4402 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator: Daniel Martin

Lecturer: Nena Alvarez

Lecturer: Sam Nguyen 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce digital images through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. It applies to individuals who are developing expertise with digital imagery to produce photo images or digital art.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUADIG305 Produce digital images


1. Plan digital imaging work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Explore ideas and techniques for digital imagery in consultation with key people as required

1.2 Review historical and contemporary digital imaging practice as a potential source of ideas

1.3 Discuss and explore ideas for digital imaging with key personnel

1.4 Assess the capabilities of digital imaging techniques through practice and adaptation

1.5 Select techniques that best support the ideas for own creative work


2. Prepare digital imaging resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select and organise digital imaging tools, equipment and materials suited to the chosen work

2.2 Prepare resources based on the needs of the work

2.3 Identify and address intellectual property requirements

2.4 Use materials and resources safely and sustainably


3. Create finished digital images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use and adapt digital imaging techniques incorporating principles and elements of design

3.2 Review work in progress and adjust as required to produce final work

3.3 Document work processes for future reference

3.4 Store digital imaging resources according to enterprise procedures

3.5 Seek feedback from key people and use to improve own technical and creative digital imaging skills

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements of this unit for learning outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is delivered online through Canvas (see your weekly schedule for each session’s activity

and assessment due dates)




In the VIRTUAL classroom  the activities may include:

Design activities or projects

Class presentations

Group discussions

Online research

Independent project based work


Out of class activities may include:

Online research

Independent project based work

Teacher directed activities / projects

Online activities


Teaching Schedule


Session activity



Introduction to Photoshop

Briefing AT1- History of Digital Imaging



Photoshop Techniques 




AT1 Knowledge Questions Due, Briefing for AT2

AT1 Due Knowledge Questions



Photoshop & InDesign techniques.



Photoshop montage techniques & concept statements



Graphic design principles for concept boards



Intro to SketchUp for creating custom perspectives






Photoshop & InDesign  techniques



Combining hand & Photoshop rendering




 AT2 Presentation

This Schedule is subject to change


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library support

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (

Study and Learning support

Would you like to get better at studying, writing, or researching for your assignments? The Library has everything you need to develop your academic skills, improve your marks and save time;


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is project based.

Assessment Tasks

AT1 Knowledge Questions Due week 8

AT2 - Project, Portfolio / Report Assessment Task due week 16

Assessment / Late Submission

All assessment information for this course can be found on the course’s Canvas shell, in conjunction with assessment information communicated in class by the teacher.


This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment;

CA: Competency achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment

SEC: Stopped engagement in course


All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved ELS plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation. 

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension of time for your assessable work.

Please visit the following link on the RMIT website for all information regarding adjustments to assessable work; 


Adjustments to assessment;


Special consideration;


Equitable assessment arrangements (EAA);


If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit within 5 working days.


Assessment Matrix


An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

 Special consideration;

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio-based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.


Study and Learning support

Would you like to get better at studying, writing, or researching for your assignments? The Library has everything you need to develop your academic skills, improve your marks and save time;



Use Canvas to access your course content and announcements, submit assignments, and receive your grades and feedback;



Student feedback at RMIT:

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

The following link is an outline and ways that you will receive your feedback at RMIT;


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Please see following access to the Student progress policy webpage;


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Please see following access to the Cover sheet for submission of works;


Here is a guide to submitting assessments on Canvas;


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Please see following access for more information on Academic Integrity at RMIT;


IT orientation

It's time to get ready;


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