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Digital Darkroom MDIA 2012

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Digital Darkroom explores the fundamentals of working with digital images acquired from capture, with a focus on the image optimization process within Adobe Photoshop CC. This course will demonstrate how to produce a high quality image that can be reproduced for multiple purposes. Topics include colour theory as it relates to digital images, processing camera RAW files, non-destructive workflow within Photoshop CC, making selections, and working with layer masks. Course delivery is a lecture/lab format with in-class exercises providing hands-on experience.






Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of MDIA 2012 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 43426


Wed Oct 26 - Wed Nov 30 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 43426
  • $498.47
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 26 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist:

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Process camera RAW files with Photoshop CC’s RAW processing interface.
  • Process .jpg files in Photoshop CC using a non-destructive workflow.
  • Work with the appropriate file format depending on its content and usage.
  • Maximize the tonal range and correct a colour cast in a digital image.
  • Create detailed selections using the pen tool and refine edge tool.
  • Work with layers; Layer Blending modes and Layer Styles.
  • Apply non-destructive processing with layer masks and adjustment layers.
  • Perform non-destructive image retouching in Photoshop CC.
  • Composite multiple images together in Photoshop CC.
  • Apply colour theory as it relates to digital images and working with colour modes.
  • Crop, rotate, and resize images to meet specific requirements.
  • Export files from Photoshop CC for web use and print production.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Digital Darkroom (MDIA 2012) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Photography
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  2. Graphic Design
    Associate Certificate Full-time/Part-time
  3. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  4. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time


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