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Introduction to Digital Image: Capture and Editing FSX101


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


The purpose of this unit is to equip you with functional skills in using a camera as a tool for capturing moving and still imagery and to prepare that imagery for other purposes that will be required in your studies. The camera has become the ubiquitous imaging tool of contemporary culture. Ranging from the built-in camera of the mobile phone through to the interchangeable lens DSLR, these have become very sophisticated tools. Still the full potential is often not utilised, through limited working knowledge of fundamental principles and procedures.

This unit is suitable for students with a limited prior experience of using a camera or associated software experience. Note though that you should have some software experience and provide your own digital camera.  It should be able to shoot video as well as photos, and have access to manual controls. This unit may be of especial benefit for those wishing to study FSH111 Photography1 or FSE111 Time Based Media 1 (Moving Images).


Unit name Introduction to Digital Image: Capture and Editing
Unit code FSX101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Linda Erceg

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and use contemporary digital cameras to capture digital stills and video in a variety of situations, transfer these to a computer, and use software at an introductory level to edit and prepare photos and video for many diverse applications.
  2. Use the common terminology used in the capture and preparation of digital stills and video, and have developed facility in identifying and applying this terminology.
  3. Comply with the relevant safe work practices



Band Field of Education
1 100301

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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions comprising of:

Technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time.

The is an expectation of at least an additional 3 hours independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including Independent Study Week)


Task 1: Digital Image Size / Resolution Quiz (10%)

Task 2: Identify Image Properties/ File Formats Quiz (10%)

Task 3: Understanding Still Images Practical Task (25%)

Task 4: Understanding Video Practical Task (25%)

Task 5: Open Project - Practical Application (30%)

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