Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: VART6036C

Course Title: Produce and prepare photo images

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dusko Lapcevic - Lecturer -

Darren O’Donoghue - Lecturer -

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare photo images for integration into an interactive media sequence or product.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images


Edit photo images

Performance Criteria:

Element: Use scanner to capture photo images:

1.1   Source and select appropriate photographic images according
        to requirements of photographic project brief
1.2   Discuss selection of images with relevant personnel
1.3   Assess scanner features to ensure that outcomes will meet
        the requirements of brief
1.4   Operate scanner according to manufacturer specifications
1.5   Select scanner settings to ensure image capture meets
        production requirements
1.6   Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer
        using standard naming conventions


Prepare photo image assets

Performance Criteria:

Element: Use digital camera to create photo images

2.1   Discuss photographic project brief with relevant personnel
2.2   Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes will
        meet the requirements of brief
2.3   Plan camera shots taking into account lighting, framing,
        composition and other photographic techniques
2.4   Load and operate digital camera according to manufacturer
2.5   Consider digital camera focus, exposure and shutter speed
        to ensure image capture meets production requirements
2.6   Check photographic images for fitness of purpose to comply
        with brief
2.7   Transfer and store photographic image files to a computer
        using standard naming conventions


Use digital camera to create photo images

Performance Criteria:

Element: Edit photo images

3.1   Load digital imaging software and import photo image source
3.2   Manipulate and save digital images using designated digital
        imaging software
3.3   Create photo images that incorporate visual design and
        communication principles using designated digital imaging
3.4   Evaluate the outcome for visual impact, effectiveness and
        fitnes for purpose
3.5   Confirm outcome with relevant personnel


Use scanner to capture photo images

Performance Criteria:

Element: Prepare photo image assets

4.1   Save files in appropriate output format to meet platform
4.2   Assign metadata tags if required
4.3   Group files logically in a folder system using standard
        naming conventions
4.4   Store files in share drive or repository for production team access

Learning Outcomes

This role may be assigned to a graphic artist or, in a larger project, to a photographer who works closely with a programmer or interactive media author to publish required images.

The photography ranges from digital still composition to panoramas for the production of virtual worlds. Photo images can include landscapes, objects and portraits.

Details of Learning Activities

Task 1:
A series of photoshop exercises will be completed in class (1 to 7). These cover the basics for creating and / or manipulating both photo and digital images. These exercises are not assessable, however all students are encouraged to complete them as a foundation for the next 2 tasks.

Task 2:
This task involves the creation of a Materials Board. This will be a assessible task.

Task 3:
This final task will deal with creating a internal room perspective. This is an assessible task.

Self Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self directed learning approach, self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students, that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research and library assignments.

Teaching Schedule

For weekly outline of teaching schedule & course outline, please refer to the "Blackboard" link located in myRMIT in the relevant folder.

Please note:
While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Video tutorial will be available in blackboard in the relevant subject folder

A series of PDF exercises will also be available in blackboard in the relevant subject folder


Other Resources

  • Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self directed work
  • Software - "Photoshop" is not supplied to students for home use. It is encouraged that studets purchase a copy for home use for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200.
  • Self paced online tutorial - If you find you are struggling with Photoshop, as an RMIT student you will have access to the website tutorials. This can only be done for free via the link below:
  • Building 8, level 7 - 24 hour, 7 day a week access is available to the "open labs" in building 8 if you require the use of a computer. Booking may be required (and will ensure you have a PC for you)
  • Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available most nights after 6pm till midnight (refer to to timetable located on door of room). Note, an "access" form will need to be filled in and approved prior to use of this room.
  • During the course, WMV files will be uploaded into the relevant blackboard folder for assistance

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• ability to use digital imaging software to prepare high quality photo images that satisfy the requirements of a range of briefs
• efficient operation of a scanner and digital camera to capture images.
Assessment must ensure:
• access to a range of resources and equipment currently used by industry, including:
• flatbed scanner
• digital camera
• industry-standard graphics software
• access to appropriate learning and assessment support when required
• use of culturally appropriate processes and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods:

  • Direct questioning combined with review of
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Evaluation of photo images prepared by the
  • Candidate on a number of occasions
  • Practical demonstration by the candidate of
  • Scanner and digital camera operation

Overview of Assessment:

  • Participants will undertake 3 assignments.
  • All projects must be submitted & passed in order to complete this course.

Assessment Matrix

For assessment matrix, refer to the "Blackboard" link located in myRMIT". This file is the "assessment" folder in the relevant course folder

All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

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.

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.  

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism

Work not seen in progress:
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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