Course Title: Specialist Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 021022

Program: C5041

Course Title: Specialist Materials

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254585

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to use advanced colour and B&W processes and techniques that are available to enhance the image. It also introduces students to the choice of professional laboratory services available for the after treatment and presentation of the image.

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
VART5785C Process photoimages to work print/file stage
VART5786C Use and extend wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome

National Competency Codes and Titles


Specialist Materials


VBS803/1 Produce high quality B&W images using advanced printing techniques.

VBS803/2 Create composite images from separate elements.

VBS803/3 Evaluate the range of professional laboratory services available to professional

VBS803/4 Research and analyse a product available to the contemporary photographer.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment requires submission of a folio of photographs, a product report and an essay on a negotiated topic relevant to the learning outcomes.