Course Title: Applied Photographic Theory

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 021018

Program: C5041

Course Title: Applied Photographic Theory

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 54.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Creative Media


Course Contact: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254585

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts to practical photographic applications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5184 Photo Theory Level 2
VART5784C Apply photoimaging lighting techniques
VART5783C Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief
VART5782C Use 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

National Competency Codes and Titles


Applied Photographic Theory


VBS799/1 Perform controlled tests on equipment, materials and processes.

VBS799/2 Evaluate results using valid testing procedures.

VBS799/3 Document test data.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment involves the conduct of a range of practical photographic exercises requiring the application of photographic theory to the production of a series of photographs. The work created must be accompanied by comprehensive documentation of the calculations and procedures implemented in producing the images.