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FITV11-120: Image, Photography and Visual Design


In this highly practical, workshop-based subject, students learn the creative and theoretical fundamentals of DSLR photography and Adobe Photoshop image creation and manipulation. Students undertake a range of exercises involving composition, use of colour, framing and other aspects of visual design.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Interpret and employ the technical aspects of manual photography, such as lighting and exposure, shutter speed and aperture, using a DSLR camera to take photographs in a range of artistic situations.
2. Interpret and employ the technical aspects of Adobe Photoshop, such as layering, colour selection, image and type manipulation, to design a poster or similar creative project.
3. Apply relevant techniques of visual design, such as composition, use of colour, line, framing and type layout to design a poster or similar creative project.
4. Creatively design, and execute imagery for a photographic brief.
5. Produce and enhance selected images using Adobe Photoshop for a photographic portfolio that showcases their photographic ability and creativity.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering - On-Campus Delivery Only
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020