Course Title: Research and exploit photoimaging trends

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5228

Course Title: Research and exploit photoimaging trends

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Program Administration

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Course Description

The competency Research and exploit photoimaging trends describes the skills and knowledge required to exploit creative and commercial opportunities as they arise from emerging trends in the photoimaging industry.
In this course, you learn to consider emerging trends while interpreting and responding to a brief. You also look at how determining appropriate lighting requirements for a range of subjects, both in the studio and on location, allows you to accurately portray or enhance your subject’s appearance.

The competency is delivered and assessed along with the following competency Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting (VART5958C)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites prescribed in the Training Package are as follows:

CUVPH1101A Source and apply photoimaging industry knowledge

CUVPH103A Research and apply information on the traditions which inform photoimaging practice

CUVPH107A Process photoimages to work print/file stage

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI502A Research and exploit photoimaging trends


Element 1.   Research trends and emerging technologies in the photoimaging industry

Element 2.   Exploit creative and commercial opportunites in the photoimaging industry.

Element 3.   Review adoption of trends and emerging technologies against photoimaging business practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to recognize trends in the photoimaging industry and make use of emerging technologies in responding to creative and commercial opportunities.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, research assignments and through the application of learned skills and insights to your photography assignments.