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PT1110 - Digital Imaging

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

This subject introduces students to a range of principles, terminology, and technologies used for digital imaging and manipulation. Areas to be examined will include the use of computer hardware and peripherals such as scanners and mass storage devices and the operation of software used for digital image manipulation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with a range of digital imaging principles and terminology;
  • Become familiar with a range of digital equipment such as scanners and cameras and software used in digital image acquisition and manipulation;
  • Through individual study, culminating in a research paper, investigate the process of digital image handling from capture to output;
  • Understand the role of presentation software and be able to produce a self running project drawing on skills and abilities brought together from other areas of study in this subject;
  • Have an awareness of databases and spreadsheets and the roles that they play in managing and interpreting digital information.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.


Cairns, Study Period 6, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 20-Jun-2012 to 13-Jul-2012 (Intro class on 20 June. Main teaching block 9-13 July inclusive.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: folio of images developed during workshops (50%); assignments (30%); triptych scanning exercise (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, students must attend all classes in this block mode offering.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.