Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Ray Cook

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1483

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 06:03:015

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of VART 3641 Honours Photography Studio 1.  Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills before you start this course.

This course runs concurrently with VART 3025 Honours Independent Project to facilitate the completion of your Honours year.  

Course Description

In this course you will learn to write an exegesis. You will clearly locate your work within the narratives and discourses of contemporary photography by presenting your experiments, trials and progress towards the final resolved photographic works that you have developed in Honours Independent Project. The emphasis in this course is on the application of your research methodology and realizing your concepts through the writing and submission of your exegesis.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

Course Learning outcomes

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

  1. Initiate self-directed projects that are informed by theoretical and conceptual ideas
  2. Apply appropriate research methodologies to the experimentation and testing of photographic processes to explore your concepts
  3. Use research as a way of directing and informing creative projects that critically engage with a photographic practice
  4. Articulate the major concepts within your individual project and document them in an exegesis

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course takes place in a studio context through a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials, as well through access to online materials, instructional tutorials and readings. You will continue working with your supervisor to help formulate how your project for the semester will be realised.  You will meet regularly with your supervisor to explore options and discuss outcomes.

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.

There are three assessment tasks for this course;

  1. Contextualising practice                              20%
  2. Exegesis draft                                            30%
  3. Completed Exegesis                                    50%

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: