Course Title: Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5041

Course Title: Apply photoimaging lighting techniques

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 100.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254585

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course cover the application of lighting techniques to a range of subjects in different workspaces together with the selection of equipment for different lighting techniques.
This course is delivered in conjunction with:
- CUVDES05A - Interpret and respond to a brief
- CUVPHI06A - Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI04A Apply photoimaging lighting techniques


CUVPHI04A/1 Plan lighting requirements

CUVPHI04A/2 Prepare specific work environment

CUVPHI04A/3 Light the subject

CUVPHI04A/4 Capture image

CUVPHI04A/5 Restore work environment and equipment

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment requires the production of a series of studio and location-based workbook exercises and folio-based tasks. These must demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills about the techniques of image capture, the properties and capabilities of exposure systems, plus the styles and types of images required in different industry sectors. Tasks are conducted in conjunction with a range of tungsten and flash lighting equipment and techniques, as well as ambient lighting situations.

The selection and application of appropriate equipment, materials, lighting and image capture techniques consistent with the purpose of a brief together with the correct interpretation of the brief is critical. The assessment context also includes the presence of time constraints that reflect industry practice and standards.