Course Title: Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5041

Course Title: Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 150.0

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 Media and Communication


Course Contact: Program Adminstration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

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Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required for planning and setting up a photographic shoot using a range of image capture techniques with both digital and analogue equipment.
It involves undertaking a series of folio assignments.
The assignments are based on technique, time & management skills & the capacity to follow a clients’ brief.
Photoimaging industry practice relies increasingly on digital imaging processes and this is reflected in this course. Analogue equipment and processes are also used as appropriate to the specific context.

CUVPHI06B - Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief is delivered in conjunction with:

CUVDES05A - Interpret and respond to a brief Is where students create & plan their own individual, detailed briefs prior to image capture.

CUVVSP12A - Produce digital images
After capture, your digital files are processed and output to print in this unit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI06A Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief


CUVPHI06A/1 Interpret the brief

CUVPHI06A/2 Plan and set up the shoot

CUVPHI06A/3 Capture images

CUVPHI06A/4 Restore work area and equipment

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment requires the production of a series of studio and location-based workbook exercises and folio-based assessment tasks. These must demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills about the techniques of image capture, the properties and capabilities of exposure systems, plus the styles and types of images required in different industry sectors.

The selection and application of equipment, materials, lighting and image capture techniques consistent with the purpose of a brief together with the correct interpretation of the brief is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit. The assessment context also includes the presence of time constraints that reflect industry practice and standards.