Course Title: Photography Major Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Major Project

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Najdowski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1969

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.3.15

Course Coordinator Availability: by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of VART3598 Photography Professional Studio 4.


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 investigate and develop a proposal and then produce a body of work that integrates the theoretical frameworks and technical expertise that you have developed. This is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

You will work with your peers and industry practitioners as either collaborators or mentors. You will also explore ways of distributing your work via traditional and new-and-emerging media that is relevant to your proposed audience.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography). This course includes a work integrated (WIL) learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

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.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise 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 your discipline.
  • Communicate to audiences within and external to your discipline.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

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

  1. Initiate and undertake an independent study to produce a body of work.
  2. Produce work that demonstrates creative, investigative and technical skills to a professional standard.
  3. Present your work to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a professional manner.
  4. Critically analyse personal 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

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 Task 1: Project Pitch, 10% LO 1, 3, 4
Assessment Task 2: Progress Review, 20% LO 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 3: Final Portfolio, 50% LO 1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment Task 4: Industry Application / Proposal, 20% LO 3, 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.