Course Title: Imaging Technologies 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Imaging Technologies 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


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


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 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Alison Bennett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.3.13

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses [Imaging Technologies 1 COSC2374 and Imaging Technologies 2 COSC2373 or equivalent] before you commence this course.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information.

Course Description

This course explores the contemporary imaging technologies driving expanded photographic innovation.  In the course you will critically evaluate, experiment with and creatively apply ways of working with expanded photographic software, hardware and processes.  The course considers a range of photographic and computational imaging theories to investigate the way contemporary expanded photography is shifting the commercial and creative imaging landscape.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Situate and apply your practice according to your chosen area in the global industry
  • Apply high-level technical skills to work across a range of genres and conditions
  • Solve problems visually and technically
  • Apply high-level digital skill in IT and manipulation in the production of professional standard images

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 
CLO 1: Evaluate the capabilities and applications of expanded photographic practices.
CLO2: Critically and creatively articulate advanced concepts in expanded photographic theory, including the impact of contemporary imaging technologies on the existing photographic industry.
CLO3: Apply advanced post-processing techniques using experimental and ‘off the shelf’ imaging applications to enhance image meaning and creative expression.
CLO4: Interrogate the ethical, cultural and social implications of expanded photographic practices, including the use of AI applications and predictive image algorithms.

Overview of Learning Activities

Three assignments.

Lectures provide you with the theoretical and conceptual grounding to complete your assignments and project.
You will also be presented with the skills required to complete the practical component of the assignments and provided with appropriate information to help you become and independent learner.

Learning resources (text book and online resources) reinforce theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Practical sessions are provided so you can practice your skills and gain additional feedback on progression of skill acquisition.
In the workshop sessions you will also develop your creative work towards the completion of the practical work.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

In addition to the learning resources available online you will also need a version of the current Adobe image-editing software, a computer capable of running the  software and the course text and DVD.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment tasks: 
Task 1 Deconstructive Montage, 30%, CLO 1 & 4
Task 2 Computational Photography and Machine Vision, 30% CLO 1, 2, 3 & 4
Task 3 Imaging Technology Projects, 40%, CLO1, 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.