Course Title: Imaging Technologies 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Imaging Technologies 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Alison Bennett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills to  establish professional digital imaging workflows for image capture, selecting, editing, file management and distribution. 

You will investigate the capabilities of current digital technology for photographic imaging and explore technological capabilities and limitations.  

You will analyse contemporary digital technologies and how these have changed photographic industries. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within your discipline. 
  • Utilise advanced photographic knowledge and technical skills to contribute to visual discourses in your chosen field of photography.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

1. Apply knowledge of the theoretical and practical differences between analogue and digital information in the construction of photographic images. 

2. Investigate and apply a range of imaging technologies and software applications in the creation of photographic images. 

3. Develop effective strategies in the creation of a contemporary imaging technology workflow. 

4. Recognise and explore the ethical issues of authenticity and representation in contemporary photographic technologies and processes. 

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. 

Overview of Learning Resources

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

You will have access to professional photographic equipment, workstations, studios and printers to support your learning.  While learning and assessment in this program can be completed using RMIT equipment and facilities, it is recommended that you purchase camera equipment and storage devices.  There may also be consumable costs associated with producing some assessments in hard copy. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University 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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1 – Course Quiz A (10%) CLOs: 1, 4 

Assessment Task 2 – Course Quiz B (10%) CLOs: 1, 4 

Assessment Task 3 – Photographic Projects (40%), CLOs: 2, 3, 4 

Assessment Task 4 – Catalogues & Workflow (40%), CLOs: 2, 3 


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.