University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 1008 - Photographic Imaging I

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Adelaide College of ArtsandDes
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMedia, BCtveArts students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study, including 6 units of MDIA Level I courses
Assumed Knowledge: Familiarity with basic SLR camera operation and computer graphic applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro
Incompatible: Not available to students who have entered BMedia program via TAFE articulation
Assessment: Weekly skills development exercises 20%, Participation and attendance 10%, Folio of images 25%, Using Light room assignment 15%, Photoshop - Basic Selections assignment 10%, Photoshop - Colour your Car assignment 10%, Photoshop - Truck and You assignment

This course aims to give a thorough knowledge base of photographic and visual communication skills within an elected field of commercial photography. Students work within a world-class photographic studio, including a full cyclorama. Students learn a range of photographic techniques, including advertising, editorial, portraiture, still-life, architecture, fashion and illustration. The course has a location and a studio component and will cover: the principles of camera operation; the use of light meters (ambient and flash) on location and in the studio; the foundations of lighting, including the introduction to studio flash, lighting types, quality, styles etc.; the fundamentals of design and composition.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23705 WR01 22 7 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 9am - 4pm External, TAFE, Adelaide City
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 9am - 4pm External, TAFE, Adelaide City