Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART6043C

Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ann Langusch

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

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Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images


1. Use scanner to capture photo images.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source and select appropriate photographic images according to requirements of photographic project brief.
1.2 Discuss selection of images with relevant personnel .
1.3 Assess scanner features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief.
1.4 Operate scanner according to manufacturer specifications.
1.5 Select scanner settings to ensure image capture meets production requirements.
1.6 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions.


2. Use digital camera to create photo images.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss photographic project brief with relevant personnel.
2.2 Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief.
2.3 Plan camera shots taking into account lighting, framing, composition and other photographic techniques .
2.4 Load and operate digital camera according to manufacturer specifications.
2.5 Consider digital camera focus, exposure and shutter speed to ensure image capture meets production requirements.
2.6 Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to comply with brief.
2.7 Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions


3. Edit photo images. 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Load digital imaging software and import photo image source files.
3.2 Manipulate and save digital images using designated digital imaging software.
3.3 Create photo images that incorporate visual design and communication principles using designated digital imaging software.
3.4 Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and fitness for purpose.
3.5 Confirm outcome with relevant personnel

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This course conducted in a computer lab involves tuition in the use of digital cameras and exercises and a project involving the image capture process (via camera and scanner), the manipulation of those images in Photoshop, and  the collation and presentation of series of images. There will be an emphasis on skill building, culminating in the production of a photo essay.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTuesdaySemester 1 ProgramLearning Elements
19 FebOrientation week. Intro to computer labs.4.3, 4.4
216 FebDigital processes, filing. Exercises 1 & 23.1-5, 4.1-4
323 FebExercises 2 & 32.1-7, 3.1-5, 4.1-4
42 MarExercise 4. Project 1: Produce Photo Essay1.1-6, 2.1-7, 3.1-5, 4.1-4
59 MarProject 11.1-2, 2.1-7, 3.1-5, 4.1-4
616 MarProject 11.1-2, 3.1-5, 4.1-4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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Overview of Assessment

1 exercise 
2 projects

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Tasks

There will be one project worth 80% of final marks, and 4 x exercises worth a total of 20% of final marks. 

Assessment Matrix

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