Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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 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.


4. Prepare photo image assets.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Save files in appropriate output format to meet platform requirements.
4.2 Assign metadata tags if required.
4.3 Group files logically in a folder system using standard naming conventions.
4.4 Store files in share drive or repository for production team access.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in classes in computer lab, studio and location photography, use of camera systems and image editing software, exercises, projects, presentations & workshops.
Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments and fieldwork.

Teaching Schedule

<thead> <th scope="col">Week</th> <th scope="col">Date</th> <th scope="col">Teaching schedule & Assessment Matrix</th> <th scope="col">Performance Criteria</th> </thead>
19th JulyIntro to computer labs. Basic filing and photo retouching.4.1-4
216th JulyExercise 1. Shoot and upload photos.2.1-7, 2.1-5, 4.1-4
323rd JulyExercise 1. Manipulate and collate photos.2.1-7, 2.1-5, 4.1-4
430th JulyProject 1. Photo essay involving excursion on Friday 27th July. Shoot photos as required by project brief.2.1-7, 2.1-5, 4.1-4
56th AugustProject 1. Photo essay. Select, manipulate, collate and present photos.2.1-7, 2.1-5, 4.1-4
93rd SeptScan hand drawn marks and drawings as components for Explore Colour mural (Project 3).1.1-6, 4.1-4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Digital storage device, either usb or hard drive

Ideally student should have own camera. However school cameras are available for loan for short periods.

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

1) Exercise: Produce and manipulate portrait photos, experiment with colour effects, collate and present.

2) Project 1: Photo essay on topic of expressive shapes, patterns and surfaces.

3) Project 3: Scanning component of Mural project (in Explore Colour course) to be assessed in this course.

Assessment Matrix

Mark Table
CHD    Competency with High Distinction
CDI    Competency with Distinction
CC    Competency with Credit
CAG   Competency Achieved Graded
NYC    Not Yet Competent

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students 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 refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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