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MDIA 2012 - Digital Darkroom

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.


MDIA 1180




$496.09 - $506.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36646

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Oct 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery


Mark Whitehead

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. No class Oct 12.

CRN 43426

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Oct 21 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Oct 21 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery


Mark Whitehead

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



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

MDIA 2012 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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


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