Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 3

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Najdowski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4131

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.013

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of VART3591 Photography Foundation Studio & VART3593 Photography Professional Studio 1.


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: Credit at RMIT

Course Description

In this course you will investigate how practitioners develop their work from concept to resolution. You will explore how these ways of working can be developed in your own practice. You will apply knowledge and skills in creating visual narratives through the use of photographic media and will explore the theories and principles that are relevant to the theme of the studio.  You will also have the opportunity to further develop knowledge and technical skills that will enable you to produce the work that you have conceptualised.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Employ critical, cultural discourses and technical knowledge of professional photographic practices and emerging technologies to achieve imaging solutions for clients.
  • Utilise advanced photographic technical skills to construct imaging outcomes for industries including advertising, documentary, fashion and technology.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in the discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.

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

  • Analyse and discuss images in the context of contemporary culture and industry practice.
  • Apply photographic knowledge and skill to produce images that communicate effectively.
  • Investigate and apply strategies to communicate ideas.
  • Critically reflect and provide feedback on the suitability and effectiveness of communication solutions.


Overview of Learning Activities

The studio will be presented through a variety of activities including workshops, experimentation, lectures, 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

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

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 may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assesment 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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment