Course Title: Produce digital images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: VART5984C

Course Title: 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

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

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to produce digital images through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, equipment and materials. The range of techniques are quite varied and broad in nature. This is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. This work will be carried out under limited supervision.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP12A Produce digital images

Element:

Explore digital techniques to plan work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess the capabilities of techniques, equipment and materials for digital imaging work
2.2 Use and/or combine different techniques, equipment and materials to determine and extend capabilities
2.3 Determine the conceptual vision for the proposed digital imaging work based on exploration of different techniques or from supplied information
2.4 Establish criteria for the selection of techniques to meet the conceptual vision
2.5 Select techniques based on the conceptual vision
2.6 Plan work, identifying work processes and resource requirements

Element:

Prepare and maintain resources for digital imaging work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Correctly identify and select equipment and materials required for the production of digital images
1.2 Prepare and maintain equipment and materials in accordance with relevant workplace procedures and safety requirements
1.3 Organise and maintain work space so that it remains clean and safe
1.4 Store equipment, information and materials in accordance with relevant workplace and safety requirements

Element:

Realise digital images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise the resources required for the production of the proposed digital images based on the plan of work
3.2 Safely use and adapt techniques, equipment and materials appropriately to realise the conceptual vision
3.3 Identify potential different approaches that may enhance the final work and incorporate these into the work process


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and maintain resources for digital imaging work
  • Explore digital techniques to plan work
  • Realise digital images

You will also have an understanding of:
  • Equipment and materials used in the production of digital images
  • Work space requirements for the production of digital images, including ways of organising and maintaining space
  • Ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques to achieve different effects in digital imaging work
  • General knowledge of the elements and principles of design
  • General knowledge of historical and theoretical contexts for digital imaging work
  • Occupational lhealth and safety procedures
  • 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

Weeks 1-2
•    Introduction to digital imaging project 1: Photo Narrative
•    Group & individual tutorials
•    Demonstrations
•    Theory and knowledge
•    Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
Weeks 3-5
•    Group & individual tutorials
•    Demonstrations
•    Theory and knowledge
•    Field work as available
•    Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
Weeks 5-7    
•    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: Contemporary Documentary 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

As advised during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester.

You will be assessed by:

  • Observation (with questions and answers) of OHS and work processes
  • 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 diary2. Explore digital
techniques to plan
work

Literacy skills•    general knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific application to the production of digital images.
•    general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for digital imaging work
 
Folio3. Realise digital images
•    ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques to achieve different effects in digital imaging work
•    general knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific application to the production of digital images•    Production of digital images which demonstrate a command of selected techniques and which are consistent with the conceptual vision.
Observation of performance with Q&A which may include looking at workbook and digital files.
1.Prepare and maintain
resources for digital
imaging work

•    literacy skills sufficient to read equipment instructions
•    numeracy skills sufficient to deal with such issues as resolution, sizing, file storage
•    ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques to achieve different effects in digital imaging work
•    work space requirements for the production of digital images, including ways of organizing and maintaining space
•    equipment and materials used in the production of digital images
•    maintenance of equipment used in digital imaging work
•    organizational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to digital imaging work
•    awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
•    Knowledge of equipment and materials and how they are used and extended in the production of digital images.

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