Course Title: Apply techniques to produce digital images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5983C

Course Title: Apply techniques to produce digital images

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Kim Lawler

Email: kim.lawler@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of digital images. This course covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques. It is a specialisation course and refers to a specific art form.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP11A Apply techniques to produce digital images


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course you will be able to:
•    Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of digital images
•    Use and test digital imaging techniques
•    Produce digital images.

You will also have an understanding of:
•    Occupational health and safety procedures
•    Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials, tools and equipment
•    Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in digital imaging work
•    Approaches to digital imaging and the work of key practitioners
•    Elements and principles of design (introductory level)
•    Historical and theoretical contexts (introductory level)
•    Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues.


Details of Learning Activities

There is a range of learning activities including:

  • Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practice & perform under supervision and coaching from a teacher
  • Participation in tutorials which can be one on one, small groups or whole class and which provide the opportunity for students to present their work for comment and critique by teachers and fellow students
  • Individual studio time for students to work on projects to develop skills and conceptual ability in an environment of discovery and experimentation
  • Keeping a visual diary which contains evidence of conceptual development, feedback on work from tutorials, reflection on own development and understanding, critical engagement and critical discourse
  • Research
  • Ongoing practice to become self managing
  • When available, attendance at exhibitions and field work


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Orientation

Week 2
Introduction
Studio practice
OHS
Introduction to photography as a fine art practice

Weeks 3-5
Introduction to digital imaging project 1: Genres of photography
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice

Weeks 5-7
Site visit -digital bureaus
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available  
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice

Weeks 8-15
Presentation and feedback on project 1
Introduction to digital imaging project 2: Place and contemporary photography
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice

Week 16
Studio work

Week 17-18
Assessment and moderation 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities. Resources include Apple Mac computers. All machines run Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended™ and complimentary software. State of the art scanners and late model digital cameras are available for use.


Overview of Assessment

Students’ ability to apply techniques to produce digital images will be assessed by the following:

•    Observation (with questions and answers) of safe and healthy preparation & maintenance of equipment, materials and work spaces. This is conducted three times per semester.
•    Review of visual journal by teacher/assessor against specified criteria
•    Review of portfolio of digital images by a group of teachers/assessors.


Assessment Tasks

  • Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios assessed through checklists
  • Visual journal
  • Folio of digital images 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment evidenceElementEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
Visual diary
  • Use and test digital imaging techniques
  • Literacy skills
  • general knowledge of different styles of digital imaging work and the work of key practitioners
  • overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
  • introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for digital imaging work
 
 Folio
  •  Produce digital images
  • Literacy skills
  • Numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and costs
  • overview knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design
  • production of digital images which demonstrate a command of nominated techniques and which reflect the concept
 Observation of performance with Q&A which may include looking at workbook and digital files.
  •  Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of digital images
  • digital equipment use and maintenance
  • literacy skills sufficient to read operational instructions
  • numeracy skills sufficient to deal with such issues as input and output resolution, resizing
  •  general knowledge of equipment used in digital imaging work
  • introductory knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for digital imaging work
  • typical equipment requirements for the production of digital imaging work.
  • organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to digital imaging work
  •  general knowledge of materials and equipment used in digital imaging work

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