Course Title: Studio Imaging Practice 101

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Imaging Practice 101

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
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: Gordon Pickard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3717

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 36.02.09

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Description

The practice of illustrative photography will be learnt through a balanced program addressing skills and creativity. This will include the use of tethered digital SLR cameras in the studio environment and the interpretation and use of various lighting techniques. 
All assignments cover a wide range of illustrative problems; however individual initiative and innovative thinking towards problem solving is expected. The course is directly aimed at producing graduates who are able to successfully integrate into the professional photographic industry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course, it is expected that you will:

• have gained the capability to be a visually literate problem solver.

You will develop skills to produce images based on conceptual initiative, high technical standard and professional lighting qualities. You should be a flexible thinker, have developed self-critical & analytical skills and have confidence in your ability to solve problems that arise during the creation/production process. It is also envisaged that you will develop physical and mental endurance and be highly self-motivated. You will learn to present your work in tutorials and communicate your ideas.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered through weekly 3-hour teacher guided sessions in the studio, including ‘on the floor’ feedback. The learning experiences will also be supported by student presentation critique sessions, when you will present your work and communicate your ideas.

Overview of Learning Resources

Overview of Assessment

Progressive assessment during the semester followed by a final assessment at the end of semester.