Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: VART6260C
Course Title: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Robert Gale
Nominal Hours: 45
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
In this course you will gain digital imaging skills to prepare photographic files for printing.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPHI530A Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
Element 1. Consult with pre-press bureau about formatting requirements.
1.1 Source a checklist for printing requirements from
Element 2. Prepare files for pre-press processing.
2.1 Prepare image files using appropriate pre-press
Element 3. Wrap up and review print
3.1 Catalogue and archive images appropriately.
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
In class activities
Peer teaching and class presentations
Independent project based work
Workshopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities
Visit to a digital print company
Independent project work
|Week||Class content||Assessment Due||Elements|
|4|| Introduction and Assignment 1 & 2 Briefs |
RGB to CMYK Introduction
Tutorial - Soft proof techniques using PS CS6 for Digital book print requirements
|5||Fitzroy Gardens/Capt Cook |
Demonstration of processing in Adobe Camera RAW
Cottage Brochure Students to review & process files RGB to CMYK
Capt Cook Cottage: prepare digital files for Brochure publication.
|6||Submission: Assignment 1 Class review FORMATIVE Assessment||Assessment of Capt. Cook Brochure files Due||1.3|
|7||Students to work on file preparation for reproduction book project||1,3|
|8||RGB to CMYK Introduction|
Tutorial - Soft proof techniques using PS CS6 for Digital book print requirements. RGB to CMYK Workflow - Digital proofing. Focus calibration of DSLR.
Visit to Printing company to see Offset and digital printing process- Lecture/industry visit
Assignment 2 - Critique 1: Progressive Group assessment of Book Project
|10||Students to work on file preparation for reproduction||1,2,3|
Guest Lectures - Digital Production instruction and costing.
|12||One on One Review & feedback of student progress||1,2,3|
|13||Students to work on file preparation for reproduction||1,2,3|
|14|| Assignment 2 - Critique 3: (12 Images due) |
Participate & comment in critique. The Critique assess aspect of photography capture, continuity digital image process and potential output issues re layout and reproduction quality
|15||Preparation of print tests||1,2,3|
|16||Evaluation of print test, correction made and final files sent to lab. Students to work on file preparation for reproduction||1,2,3|
|17||Students to work on file preparation for reproduction||1,2,3|
|15||Students to work on file preparation for reproduction||1,2,3|
|16|| Assignment 2 Final Book Assessment |
Class presentation of folio/book Student Self Assessment review
Galer M., Andrews P. 2010 Photoshop CS5 – Essential Skills, Focal Press
www.pdnonline.com/ PDN (Photo District News)
Personal Hard Drive 300 to 500gig
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a large scale project requiring pre/post analysis along with the preparation and processing of text and images
Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Assignment 1 Formative - Capt Cook Cottage Brochure photography
Assignment 2 Summative – Preparation and output of files for book project.
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent Achieved Grade
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.
Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees
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