Course Title: Technical Cameras

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 021017

Program: C5041

Course Title: Technical Cameras

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 96.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Course Contact: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254585

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to implement scientific and technical applications of photography.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5789C Use colour materials processes/printing techniques in wet darkroom context
VART5782C Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent
VART5784C Apply photoimaging lighting techniques
VART5783C Plan and carry out image capture in response to brief

National Competency Codes and Titles


Technical Cameras


VBS798/1 Apply close up techniques in producing images of a range of scientific and
technical objects.

VBS798/2 Produce photomacrographs of scientific and technical specimens using specialist

VBS798/3 Apply appropriate lighting techniques to scientific and technical subjects.

VBS798/4 Describe the production of photomicrographs of specimens.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on the production of a folio of high quality, visually interesting photographs of scientific and technical subject matter that demonstrate evidence of problem solving, the application of theoretical concepts to practical problems, the efficient use of time and resources and finished to an industry standard using safe work practices. Theoretical concepts are assessed with a written test of 25% weighting.