Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART5969C

Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5314 - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers: Tania Jovanovic
Phone: 9925 4269
Emails: tania.jovanovic@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 prepare photo images for integration into online and print documents.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

Element:

1. Use scanner to capture photo images

Performance Criteria:

1. Source and select appropriate photographic images according to requirements of photographic project brief
2 Discuss selection of images with relevant personnel
3. Assess scanner features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief
4. Operate scanner according to manufacturer specifications
5. Select scanner settings to ensure image capture meets production requirements
6. Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions
 

Element:

2. Use digital camera to create photo images

Performance Criteria:

7. Discuss photographic project brief with relevant personnel
8. Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes will meet the requirements of brief
9. Plan camera shots taking into account lighting, framing, composition and other photographic techniques
10. Load and operate digital camera according to manufacturer specifications
11. Consider digital camera focus, exposure and shutter speed to ensure image capture meets production requirements
12. Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to comply with brief
13. Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer using standard naming conventions
 

Element:

3. Edit photo images

Performance Criteria:

14. Load digital imaging software and import photo image source files
15. Manipulate and save digital images using designated digital imaging software
16. Create photo images that incorporate visual design and communication principles using designated digital imaging software
17. Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and fitness for purpose
18. Confirm outcome with relevant personnel
 

Element:

4. Prepare photo image assets

Performance Criteria:

19. Save files in appropriate output format to meet platform requirements
20. Assign metadata tags if required
 


Learning Outcomes


You will develop the skills and knowledge to prepare high quality digital photo images.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is co-delivered and assessed with COSC6084C Produce Complex Desktop Published Documents.

In this course, you learn through -

1. In-class activities:
• lab-based lectures
. guest speaker
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching
• group discussion
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• analysis/critique of work

2. Out-of-class activities:
• independent project based work
• online and other research
• independent study
 


Teaching Schedule

 WeekClass ContentActivitiesAssessment Due

BSBITU404A Produce complex desktop published documents

Elements

CUIFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

Elements

1

Outline of the course structure and assessment

Microsoft Word
Footnotes
Headers and Footers
Adding Comments/Tracking changes
Creating effective Style Sheets
Text wrapping

 

Various - create your own style sheet with headers and footer included. Creating tables


 

1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
 
1.1
1.2
 
2

Microsoft Word 

Desktop Publishing in Microsoft Word
Changing text and background colours.
Inserting text boxes.
Use of the WordArt function.
Use of graphics

Use supplied information to create an A4 information sheet
 
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
 
1.1
1.2
 
3Introduction to Photoshop:
Basic Photoshop



Project work: Word
 

Searching the Internet for appropriately sized graphics.
Customizing the image
Cropping and sizing the images
Colour adjustments
DPI explained (Hi res Low Res)
Using save as



 

3.3
3.4
 
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
 
4

Introduction to Indesign

Basic inDesign techniques

Project work: Word
 

Using the Tool Box
Creating text and graphics
Important Typesetting techniques;
(Tracking, kerning, leading etc).
Importing from Word; Style Sheets
Importing images from Photoshop.
 3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
 
 
5

Indesign
Create an A4 Flyer from the information supplied.
Saving – PDF & JPEG
 

Creating a Mock up A4 Flyer
Why use Layers
The correct layering function
Creating a PDF

Assessment 1 (Formatting Word document) due


 

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
 
6Photography
Learning how best use your iPhone, to create publishable images
Portrait workshop external locations
Create 3 portraits – different locations using the kitcan apps, or Photoshop

 

 2.3
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
 
1:1-6
2: 7-13
 
7Indesign
Commence Assessment Task 3
Thinking about text and graphic layouts
Managing your time
Design concepts
Image search
Permissions
Layouts



 
 3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
5.4
 
 
8

Indesign
Layout principles (cont)
Project work
 

Experimenting with various design elements


 

 3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
5.4
 
 
9

Photography
Compostion and design elements
Project work

3 interiors
3 exteriors to be created and submitted during workshop time.


 

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
 

2: 7-13
3:14-18
 
10Indesign
Layout principles (cont)
Project work
 
 Project work  3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
5.4
 
 
11Photography
Project work
Covering an event workshop.
Supply 3 images from the workshop 
Project work



 

5.1
5.2
5.3
 

4:16-20


 

 Semester break: 21 September - 2 October
 
    
12

Indesign
Layout principles (cont)
Project work
 

Creating an alternative look of your publication, to submit to the client


 

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.1
4.2
4.3
5.4
 

1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
 

13Indesign
The importance of Preflight
The printing a booklet option in InDesign
Creating the correct PDF
Using Adobe Acrobat
Sending the correct PDF files to the printer
 

Assessment Task 2 (Creative writing brochure) due

 

 5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
 
 
14Adapting for online content
Examining different programs and templates
Selecting your preferred option
Slides shows and examples 5.2
5.3
 
2.12
3. 14–17
4.19, 20
 
15Project work
 
   1.3
1.4
2.1
2.2
3.3
5.1
 
 4.19, 20
16Project work

 
 Assessment task 3 (Adaptation to online) 5.2 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Recommended Texts
Peach Pit Books for - InDesign and Photoshop
 


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

  • Web-based material via electronic blackboard, weekly work sheets, and handouts are made available as required.
  • Students will require a USB flash drive on which to backup their work. 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • participation in written exercises, in class and online
  • evaluation of photo images
  • practical demonstrations of scanners and digital cameras


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed together with COSC6084C Produce Complex Desktop Published Documents.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

Assessment Task 1: Formatting a Word document
You will use given content to create a newsletter in Word.
Due: Week 5 (5 August)

Assessment 2: Creative Writing promotional brochure (graded)
You will be given text and asked to create your own images to design and layout a brochure about a Creative Writing course.
Due: Week 13 (14 October)

Assessment Task 3: Adapting a print layout to online
Using your brochure from assessment Task 2, you will adapt the content for online use.
Due: Week 16 (4 November)

Graded assesment in this course uses the following grades:

  • CHD Competent with High Distinction
  • CDI Competent with Distinction
  • CC Competent with Credit
  • CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
  • NYC Not Yet Competent
  • DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Academic progress policy

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Academic integrity and plagiarism
 

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