Course Title: Incorporate digital photography into multimedia presentations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: COSC5779C

Course ID: 035473

Course Title: Incorporate digital photography into multimedia presentations

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C4144 - Certificate IV in Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

naomi herzog
+61 3 9925-8088

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will gain skills in the area of digital photography, including development and manipulation of photographic images ultimately integrating these into multimedia presentations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICPMM43CA Incorporate digital photography into multimedia presentations


ICPMM43CA/01 Use a digital camera


ICPMM43CA/02 Incorporate digital photography into a multimedia sequence


ICPMM43CA/03 Create a collage of digital photography and 2D graphics

Learning Outcomes

Refer to NTIS approved elements above

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

This course will be taught as a series of weekly face to face classes. These will include:

    * teacher-led exercises and tutorials
    * document handouts, and web references
    * project development
    * student directed online research
    * class discussions and critique

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Intro & Orientation
-    Assignment briefing
-    Overview of learning resources

Week 2
Workspace and digital tools
-    Selection techniques
-    layers and masks
-    adjustment layers

Week 3
Digital imaging basics
Image capture
-    compression
-    Scanning
-    resolution
-    RAW to TIFF
-    copyright

Week 4
Digital Image manipulation
-    levels, channels, & adjustments

Week 5
Digital Image manipulation
-    colour management

Week 6
Digital Image manipulation
-    filters and effects

Week 7

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Photoshop CS2: Essential Skills (Photography Essential Skills)
by Mark Galer

Classic Photoshop Effects
Scott Kelby, Peachpit Press

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers
by Scott Kelby


Text and online references to be supplied on Blackboard or the server as appropriate.

Other Resources

Tutorials will be supported via appropriate documentation or demonstration files and these will be held on the server or Blackboard.
Relevant links and resource material to be supplied on Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Students are required to complete class tutorial exercises, a proposal presentation and an individual based project along with supporting material. The focus of the projects will be in developing and extending digital photographic skills. The project will require the student to identify an area of interest to them and then to create a cover for a CD or DVD case. Assessment will be during the semester.

Assessment items will include:

a)  5 class tutorial exercises in Flash (5% each)  - total 25%
b) Proposal presentation and document for CD/DVD cover below  – 30%
d) Collage Project – create a CD/DVD cover  – 45%

Assessment Tasks

a)  5 class exercises in Flash
An assortment of (5) class exercises are focussed on skills development within a vector environment.
Exercises are aimed to be able to be completed within class. Exercises must be marked in class during class time.

b)  Proposal presentation and document for Flash banner
10 minute oral presentation of the proposal for the Major Project.
The presentation will include the project brief, central concept along with storyboards, research, development work and 2 design mockups for your banner design

c)  Collage Project – create a CD/DVD cover
Students are required to develop a cover sleeve for a CD or DVD case. The subject matter is to be confirmed with the tutor, however it is aimed at being relevant to specific areas of interest to the student (eg band or film)

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