Course Title: Professional Folio Concept Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Folio Concept Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


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

Course Coordinator: Pauline Anastasiou

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1969

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 36 Level 2

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course further develops your use of the photographic image as a means of expression and communication.

The course will assist you in developing an industry-ready portfolio, and assist to launch your career in your chosen segment of the global photographic imaging industry.

It is pursued through guest speakers, group activity and the class presentation and review of ideas, which when undertaken together, will assist you to formulate a cohesive body of creative work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will prepare you for production of your final folio through the development of professional, creative and cultural contexts for your image making.

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

  1. Demonstrate a high level of technical competence in your photography.
  2. Deploy high level aesthetic sensibilities, along with a demonstrated highly developed conceptual initiative, relevant to your chosen genre of work.
  3. Display a greater understanding of narrative genres and structures.
  4. Demonstrate concepts and awareness of image construction suitable for multiple media platforms.
  5. Resolve issues associated with client/photographer relations and develop team based solutions.   
  6. Demonstrate an engagement with industry, relevant to your chosen area of practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be working indapently, to propose and produce a project that you will manage throughout the semester.

You should also seek informed feedback of your work in order to develop your personal working methods into a mature professional practice. This should occur through contact with peers, lecturers and industry practitioners.

You are expected to participate constructively in building a community of creative practitioners that forms and develops its own knowledge base, and contributes to your creative development and that of your peers.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

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 may include projects, presentations, reports, folio production and self and peer feedback.

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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter () summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document