Course Title: Location Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Location Imaging

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Jerry Galea

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3745

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.3.14

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses [VART2980 - Location Imaging 102 and COSC2373 -Digital imaging 102] before you commence this course.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information.

Course Description

The course aims to further enhance the skills and professional requirements of commercial photographic practice on location. You will be required to investigate and observe multiple locations. You will identify and propose appropriate visual narratives that will examine and interpret the lighting and design elements of your chosen locations. You will capture images that demonstrate technical control of digital workflows and lighting control with an emphasis on creativity and interpretation. You will present your work and justify the outcomes achieved. The assignments lead to self direction and independence.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Situate and apply your practice according to your chosen area in the global industry
  • Apply high-level technical skills to work across a range of genres and conditions
  • Solve problems visually and technically
  • Apply high-level digital skill in IT and manipulation in the production of professional standard images
  • Demonstrate leadership skills as a communicator in the cultural, social and industry context

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research client needs and workflow strategies to prepare and ’pitch’ an appropriate commercial pre-production presentation.
  • Apply developed technical control of production and post-production digital workflows to compensate for locations where the subject brightness range is extreme.
  • Apply proficient digital post-production workflows to achieve targeted communication outcomes.
  • Investigate technical solutions to resolve time-based media projects.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your digital narratives to communicate a specific message to your designated target audience.

Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly tutorials provide an arena for discussion and the acquisition of creative and technical skills and the practical application of technique and location lighting. You are expected to engage in personal research and assignment work during your ‘Non Contact Hours’.

Classes include:
Assignment Briefings
Assignment Proposal Presentations (including staff and peer review)
Technical workshops on location
Post-production seminars
Assignment presentations (including staff and peer review).

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
Additional learning resources will be made available in class and via the course server.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

As many tutorials, workshops and location sessions should be attended as possible. It allows lecturers to inform you of your progress and to
convey information relevant to the course.

Three progressive submissions will made during the course of the semester and two final assignment submissions.
Work is to be presented personally whenever possible.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.