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NM1202 - The Digitised Image

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

In this subject students will explore the background to, and a context for, current debates that centre on photography/post-photography and their development and relationship to other movements in art and society. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles and theories of digital imaging and manipulation and gain experience in the operation of software used in the digital image manipulation process. Students will learn how to access and utilise current information and resources related to digital media and production using a variety of communication media, and will also learn to manage and structure their digital imaging output for online, and other, applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • ablity to demonstrate that they have gained an understanding of best practice strategies for the processing and production of digital imagery;
  • ability to review and think critically about photography, post-photography, and surrealism (and other related art movements of the 20th Century) and have gained an understanding of the historical context of each by researching and reflecting of the significance of each;
  • ability to demonstrate that they can access current and relevant information regarding photography, post-photography, and surrealist (and other related art movements of the 20th Century) debates as they apply to altered/manipulated images;
  • ability to demonstrate that they can produce a series of original digitally manipulated images that represent/express an individual perspective on photography, post-photography, surrealist (and other related art movements of the 20th Century) concerns.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: portfolio of images completed in class time (50%); essays (30%); assignments (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.