Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Najdowski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4131

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.013

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of VART3591 Photography Foundation Studio.


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:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

In this course you will work collaboratively and individually to investigate and produce a photographic response to this theme based studio.  You will explore the theories and principles that are relevant to the theme of the studio. You will also have the opportunity to develop technical skills that will enable you to produce the work that you have conceptualised.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in the discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your discipline in both local and international contexts.

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

  • Examine and discuss how images can be constructed to communicate messages to diverse audiences.
  • Evaluate images with reference to context and narrative.
  • Select and apply materials and processes appropriate to create your images.
  • Identify and apply appropriate knowledge and technical strategies in capture and post production to create photographic images.
  • Reflect on your own work and provide feedback on the work of others.

Overview of Learning Activities

The studio will be presented through a variety of activities including workshops, experimentation, lectures, critical analysis, discussion, practice, presentation and reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

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

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

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 may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy