Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Ray Cook

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1483

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will initiate a self-directed photographic project, supported through individual supervision, to assist you in extending your photography ideas, methods and practice.  In doing so, you will examine a range of national and international photographers, artists, theories and concepts, their cultural context and their relevance to contemporary photography, in order to develop an informed position through which to explore your own work and practice. Through a series of workshops and tutorials you will begin to identify how you position yourself in relation to the multiple narratives that inform contemporary photographic practice.  The activities in this course seek to challenge the assumptions you make about your practice, and provide you with new conceptual possibilities through which to explore your photography.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply independent research and advanced practical knowledge in the innovative production of a photographic folio to communicate research outcomes to a variety of audiences
  • Construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the photographic industries as an active participant and in preparation for further study.
  • Work autonomously, and with others to apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in photographic technology and image analysis.

 Develop and implement a vision and philosophy of photographic practice through global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts to contribute to the positive development of culture

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

  1. Identify, analyse and critically evaluate photographic theories and concepts, and determine their suitability to informing your practice
  2. Experiment with a range of photographic tools and process to determine future directions for your work
  3. Connect and reflect on relationships between theory and practice as they apply in your own work
  4. Identify and apply advanced photographic methods of making related to specific project intentions
  5. Research and analyse a range of local and international photographers, theories and movements to form a knowledgeable position through which to create photographic works.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will take place through a series of workshops and tutorials, as well as access to online materials, instructional tutorials and readings.   

You will develop an individual program of practice-led work that will be articulated in a photographic project proposal. This proposal will be developed in consultation with academic staff.  Regular individual and group tutorials will supplement and inform your self-directed work.

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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

You will produce and present creative works for assessment. Assessment tasks are designed to encourage experimentation, expand your practice, help you broaden your attitude to photography, and develop photographic work that is informed by new theories and ways of creating images.

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: