Course Title: Location Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Location Imaging

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Jerry Galea

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3745

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.3.14

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the foundation year of the Bachelor of Arts (Photography) before undertaking this course.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.

Course Description

The course aims to further enhance the skills and professional requirements of commercial photographic practice on location. You will be required to investigate and observe multiple locations. You will identify and propose appropriate visual narratives that will examine and interpret the lighting and design elements of your chosen locations. You will capture images that demonstrate technical control of digital workflows and lighting control with an emphasis on creativity and interpretation. You will present your work and justify the outcomes achieved. The assignments lead to self direction and independence.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is an option course that will complement the learning outcomes of your enrolled program.

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

  1. Plan and apply developed technical control of production and post-production workflows.
  2. Explore a range of techniques and processes specific to time and place-based photography.
  3. Develop and apply creative solutions to issues related to location imaging.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of your visual narratives to communicate a specific message to designated target audience        

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

Weekly tutorials provide an arena for discussion, the acquisition of creative and technical skills and the practical application of technique and location lighting.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

The RMIT Library has extensive resources for photography students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies 

There are services available to support your learning through the RMIT Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Folio Proposal and Work in Progress Checkpoint, 20%
CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2 - Time and Place Project, 30%
CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3 - Final Folio, 50%
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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

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