Course Title: Produce and scan complex digital images for reproduction

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: COSC5952

Course Title: Produce and scan complex digital images for reproduction

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Alistair Briggs, Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:alistair.briggs@rmit.edu.au, leigh.milward@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 54

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

None

Course Description

Produce and scan complex colour separated images at an advanced level for reproduction.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU053 Produce and scan complex digital images for reproduction

Element:

1 Interpret the design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly interpret the specifications of the brief
1.2 Establish and clarify with the user or client the proposed product/service to inform decisions
1.3 Identify and clarify specifications, parameters or constraints of the brief in consultation with
relevant colleagues
1.4 Source and evaluate information pertinent to the brief
1.5 Decide upon and confirm design setting requirements

Element:

2 Assess digital camera qualities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess camera software compatibility with hardware system and select appropriate software
for the job
2.2 Match pixel resolution of the camera to the required quality and resolution of outcome
2.3 The RAM capacity of the camera is checked to be appropriate to the number of images required to be captured
2.4 Assess shutter speed, focal lengths and camera feature modes suitable for the quality and use of photographic images required
2.5 Handle and store lithium batteries according to OHS requirements

Element:

3 Capture and preview image

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Set up camera for image composition according to job specifications
3.2 Arrange lighting according to job specifications
3.3 Set light intensity for the correct exposure
3.4 Adjust tone curves according to job specifications
3.5 Arrange and adjust neutral balance of the image
3.6 Make adjustments to image composition and exposure

Element:

4 Photograph and upload a digital image

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Load and operate digital camera according to manufacturer’s specifications appropriate to the quality of image to be photographed
4.2 Upload the computer card interface/disk onto the relevant computer and the image saved
on hard disk
4.3 Create and store photographic image files on the computer according to software procedures
4.4 Enhance, crop and alter photographic images electronically to deliver the required image
4.5 Check photographic images for fitness of purpose and conformance to the job brief
4.6 Assess photographic images as being fit for the relevant delivery mode and deliver appropriately

Element:

5 Scan images

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Scale and identify the original image according to job specifications
5.2 Clean and ensure dust free work surfaces and identify and implement correct OHS practices
5.3 Set up, calibrate and mount the original according to specifications and enterprise procedures
5.4 Select and prepare the scanner application or plug-in and the medium being scanned
5.5 Output images as required according to job specifications
5.6 Check the output images for conformance to the technical specifications of the job and scan adjustments if made


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

Exercise 1 - Building Illustration
Exercise 2 - T-Shirt Brief
Exercise 3 - Digital Folio 2
Brief 1 - How To Illustration
Brief 2 - Digital Alphabet
Brief 4 - Pole Poster
Brief 5 - Test


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningActivityPerformance criteria
8 February‘O’ weekVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
15 FebruaryClass exercises - IllustratorVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
22 FebruaryClass exercises - IllustratorVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
1 MarchClass exercises - Illustrator
Exercise One - Building Illustration
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
8 MarchExercise One - Building IllustrationVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
15 MarchExercise One - Building Illustration
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
22 MarchExercise One - Building Illustration
Building Illustration DUE
Brief One - How To Play
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
29 MarchDigital Camera Introduction
Brief One - How To Play
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
12 AprilClass exercises - Photoshop
Digital Camera Introduction
Brief One - How To Play
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
19 AprilClass exercises - Photoshop
Brief One - How To Play
Brief Two - Digital Alphabet
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
26 AprilAG Ideas 
3 MayClass exercises - Photoshop
Brief One - How To Play
Brief Two - Digital Alphabet
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
10 MayClass exercises - Photoshop
Brief One - How To Play
How To Play DUE
Brief Two - Digital Alphabet
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
17 MayBrief Two - Digital AlphabetVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
24 MayBrief Two - Digital AlphabetVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
31 MayBrief Two - Digital Alphabet
Digital Alphabet DUE
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
   
5 JulyEthics Discussion Forum
Brief Three - Ethics/Tribute Poster
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
12 JulyEthics Discussion Forum
Brief Three - Ethics/Tribute Poster
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
19 JulyBrief Three - Ethics/Tribute PosterVPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
26 JulyBrief Three - Ethics/Tribute Poster
Tribute Poster DUE
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
2 AugustBrief Four - Pole Poster
Photoshop Exercises
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
9 AugustBrief Four - Pole Poster
Photoshop Exercises
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
16 AugustBrief Four - Pole Poster
Photoshop Exercises
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
23 AugustBrief Four - Pole Poster
Photoshop Exercises
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
30 AugustBrief Four - Pole Poster
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
6 SeptemberBrief Six - Pole Poster
Pole Poster DUE
Exercise Two - T-Shirt Brief
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
13 SeptemberExercise Two - T-Shirt BriefVPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4 OctoberExercise Two - T-Shirt Brief
T-Shirt DUE
Exercise Three - Digital Folio 2
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
11 OctoberExercise Three - Digital Folio 2VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
18 OctoberExercise Three - Digital Folio 2VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
25 OctoberExercise Three - Digital Folio 2
TEST
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
1 NovemberFolio week
Digital Folio DUE
VPAU053 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 CUVVSP12A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Adobe CS4 Illustrator: Classroom In A Book
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN-10: 0-321-57378-1
Adobe CS4 Photoshop: Classroom In A Book
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN-10: 0-321-57379-X


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this unit will include some or all of the following tools;
Digital projects, exercises, briefs, tests.
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

Exercise 1 - Building Illustration
Exercise 2 - T-Shirt Brief
Exercise 3 - Digital Folio 2
Brief 1 - How To Illustration
Brief 2 - Digital Alphabet
Brief 4 - Pole Poster
Brief 5 - Test

Most briefs are evenly weighted and the marks will be averaged out at the completion of the unit. The major exercises will be assessed as either Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.


Assessment Matrix

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