Course Title: Photography 101

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography 101

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.  

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.  

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus  

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.  


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3590

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022

VART3590

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

VART3626

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022

VART3700

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022

Course Coordinator: Isabella Capezio

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: isabella.capezio@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.017


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will experiment with photographic image creation principles and practices to communicate effectively.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to examine and establish professional image capture workflows. You will develop skills in camera craft, light, composition, visual literacy and digital image enhancement using manual controls. 
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon completion of this course you will have an understanding of the aesthetics and processes of contemporary photographic practice enabling you to capture a broad range of subject matter with control, accuracy and creativity.


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

  • Analyse and discuss how images communicate meaning.
  • Apply photographic principles to create images that communicate effectively.
  • Select and effectively use photographic tools and image editing software.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be presented through a variety of activities including lectures, workshops, experimentation, critical analysis, discussion, practice, presentation and reflection.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Photography students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/photography
 


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: Quiz, 10% LO2

Assessment Task 2: Assignment, 40% LO1, LO2, LO3

Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 50% LO1, LO2, LO3

Assessment may include creative photographic projects, reflective papers, quizzes and presentations. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.