Course Title: Commercial Photography

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 021024

Program: C5041

Course Title: Commercial Photography

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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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 skills, knowledge and attitudes required for exercising creative judgement in the fields of commercial, illustrative and advertising photography.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5789C Use colour materials processes/printing techniques in wet darkroom context
VART5782C Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent
VART5784C Apply photoimaging lighting techniques
VART5783C Plan and carry out image capture in response to brief

National Competency Codes and Titles


Commercial Photography


VBS805/1 Plan & organise facilities, equipment & props for commercial assignments.

VBS805/2 Produce images suitable to meet commercial briefs.

VBS805/3 Devise lighting strategies that complement the intent of the brief.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment requires the production of a folio of photographic images suitable for commercial, illustrative and advertising purposes including still life advertising images and fashion photography.