Course Title: Digital Imaging Strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Imaging Strategies

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Pia Johnson

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.012

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This 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 is designed to help you develop effective digital imaging strategies for your practice, including:

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

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a School of Art postgraduate Program Option course.

For further details about this course go to the School of Art Portal postgraduate Program Options site

 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 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 and printing facilities.

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: Library Photography Guide

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

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. Folio of digital photographic works50% (LO1, LO3)
  1. Skills and knowledge tests30% (LO1, LO3)
  1. Workflow strategy paper20% (LO2, LO3, LO4)

The Folio of digital photographic works enables you to demonstrate your skills in the production of digital images.

The Skills and knowledge tests include a series of tests designed to measure your ability to understand key concepts and imaging strategies

The Workflow strategy paper outlines your individual workflow requirements based on a 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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment and Results

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension or special consideration will be penalised as follows:

  • Completed work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day
  • Work submitted after day 7 will not be assessed
  • Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty

How the penalty is calculated:
Example - Work is submitted 6 days late, incurring a penalty of 30% (6 x 5% = 30%). The submission receives a result of 60 out of 100.  60 - 30% = 42. The numerical result for that assessment submission is modified from 60 to 42. The result of 42 is used to calculate the final grade for the course.