Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Alan Hill

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to make an appointment

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 explore ideas and develop them to create visual dialogues that communicate to specific audiences.

You will experiment with a range of media to discover effective ways to communicate these ideas. You will explore the theories and principles that are relevant to the theme of the studio. You will also have the opportunity to develop knowledge and 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:

  • Employ critical, cultural discourses and technical knowledge of contemporary photographic practices and emerging technologies to achieve sophisticated visual 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 your discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.

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

  1. Interpret images through the application of different theories and frameworks.
  2. Plan and produce images to convey intended meaning to specific audiences.
  3. Investigate and apply materials and processes appropriate to your visual project.
  4. Experiment with technical strategies in capture, post production and presentation to create photographic images.
  5. 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 will include:

Studio Blog 25% LO1, 2
Project Work in Progress 25% LO 2, 3, 4, 5
Project Outcomes 40% LO 2, 3, 4, 5
Project Contextualisation 10% LO1, 5

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.