Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Professional Studio 4

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: Allan Hill

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4915

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.013

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email me to make an appointment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of VART3591 Photography Foundation Studio, VART3593 Photography Professional Studio 1 & VART3595 Photography Professional Studio 2.


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=x94or0ccuu7

Course Description

In this course you will create photographic work using relevant conceptual and technical theories to demonstrate complex visual understandings. You will explore the theories and principles that are relevant to the theme of the studio. You will have the opportunity to apply professional level knowledge and skill to produce the work that you have conceptualised. You will also investigate the relationship between your work and global visual culture.

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 your discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on your discipline in both local and international contexts
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice 


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

  1. Initiate and undertake an independent study to produce a body of visual work.
  2. Produce work that demonstrates creative, investigative and technical knowledge and skill to a professional standard.
  3. Present your work in a professional manner.
  4. Critically analyse your own creative work and 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

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website. 

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:

Assessment Task 1, 25% Studio Responses and Project Plan   
CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 2, 25% Project Work in Progress
CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 3, 40% Project Outcomes
CLOs: 2, 3

Assessment Task 4, 10% Project Contextualisation
CLOs: 1, 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.