Course Title: Digital Imaging Strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Imaging Strategies

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This is a post graduate elective that is open to all masters students.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Alison Bennett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.3.12

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This elective course introduces you to the systems and processes involved in extending your productive use of digital imaging technology.  The course is designed to assist you in developing analytical and technical photographic knowledge, in particular exploring how digital technology informs contemporary photographic processes. The course focuses on the development of your ability to analyse contemporary photographic imaging technology and  apply it to your own work. 

The course covers the following digital imaging concerns to help you develop effective digital imaging strategies for your practice: 

  • Camera hardware and advanced image capture 
  • Advanced image editing for photography 
  • Workflow and automating image processes 
  • Professional software and specialised applications 
  • Monitor calibration and profiling 
  • Colour Management and printing 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a School of Art Masters elective course available to students in all four Masters programs. The program learning outcomes for each program are as follows:

MC266 Master of Fine Art

  • Engage in autonomous and continuous learning concerning new developments in artistic production and associated discourses. (PLO6)

MC270 Master of Photography

  • Work autonomously and with others in collaborative environments to seek innovative and critically reflective solutions and outcomes (PLO6) 

MC281 Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)

  • Create and manage a safe, sustainable and effective project environment within public space both independently and with your peers. (PLO7)

MC280 Master of Arts (Arts Management)

  • Demonstrate the capacity to work independently, as well as with others in group and team activities and decision-making processes to seek innovative and critically reflective solutions and outcomes. (PLO7)

Course Learning outcomes 

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

  1. Employ high level digital imaging skills to produce photographic works
  2. Establish a specialised digital photographic imaging strategy for your photographic practice
  3. Design practical solutions to a range of imaging problems and critically assess and determine their suitability to your practice
  4. Develop a specialised workflow that meets the needs of your photographic practice and/or requirements. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course is studio based and takes place through a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials, as well as through access to online materials, instructional tutorials and readings. You will present your work in a series of open critique sessions with academic staff and your peers.  Critique sessions are designed to support the resolution of your work, as well as to facilitate the development of your ability to analyse and interpret photographic works. During the course you will produce photographic works, with access to photographic studios, editing facilities and printing facilities. 

COVID NOTE: During lockdown, access to campus facilities may be limited. Advice regarding campus access will be provided in Canvas and alternative online option will be provided.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. During the course you will produce photographic works, with access to photographic studios, editing and printing facilities. 

The University Library has extensive resources for photographic students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources specifically for your photographic studies  

The Library also provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians. See the following link for details

Overview of Assessment

You will be expected to submit creative photographic works made during this course, as well as reflective material and analysis papers. 

There are three assessment tasks for this course; 

1. Key Concepts Quiz 40% LO1, LO3 

2. Non-destructive Workflow and Editing Exercises 30% LO1, LO2, LO3 

3. Workflow & Catalogue Design 20% LO2, LO3, LO4 

The Key Concepts Quiz includes a series of tests designed to measure your ability to understand key concepts and imaging strategies. 

The Non-destructive Workflow and Editing Exercise will allow you to demonstrate competence in industry standard image editing practices.

The Workflow and Catalogue Design assignment will ensure that you are capable of managing the complex data management required in professional photography practice based workflow requirements designed in response to critical assessment of options, software and processes. 

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: