Course Title: Imaging Technologies 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Imaging Technologies 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


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

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Shane Hulbert

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COSC2372 Imaging Technologies 1.

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

This course provides you with the opportunity to explore specialised and emerging imaging technologies and advanced image editing techniques. 

You will investigate the ethical considerations involved with photo manipulation while developing practical techniques to manipulate images to achieve desired results. You will evaluate a broad range visual photographic styles, as used in the global art, communication and media industries. You will develop the knowledge and skills to utilise imaging technologies and techniques to construct specific visual messages to target specific audiences. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Utilize advanced photographic knowledge and technical skills to contribute to visual discourses in your chosen field of photography.
  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in the discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.

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

  1. Apply advanced image editing skills in the production of photographic images to meet creative objectives.
  2. Investigate and apply appropriate digital compositing practices in the production of photographic images.
  3. Creatively respond to a range of digital retouching and editing projects
  4. Recognise and explore the ethical issues of authenticity and representation in contemporary photographic processes. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be presented through a range of activities including workshops tutorials, lectures, critical analysis, class critiques, practical exercises and reflections. 

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. There may be consumable costs associated with producing some assessments in hard copy.  

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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Lightroom production editing & workflow(30%) 
CLOs: 1, 3, 4 

Assessment Task 2: Fixed Position Composite (30%) 
CLOs: 1, 2, 4 

Assessment Task 3: Photoshop editing projects (40%)
CLOs: 1, 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.