Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 3

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Alan Hill

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4915

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.008

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for 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: Credit at RMIT

Course Description

In this course you will investigate how practitioners develop their work from concept to resolution. You will explore how these ways of working can be developed in your own practice. You will apply knowledge and skills in creating visual narratives through the use of photographic media and will explore the theories and principles that are relevant to the theme of the studio.  You will also have the opportunity to further 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 the discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.

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.

Assessment Task 1: Blog 25% LO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: Assignment, 25% LO 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 40% LO 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 4: Assignment, 10% LO 1, 2, 5

Assessment may include creative photographic projects, reflective papers, quizzes and presentations. 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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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