Course Title: Plan and style merchandise photo shoots

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5381 Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Title: Plan and style merchandise photo shoots

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Sam Falanga

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4670

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to plan a photo shoot in response to a brief and then style the shoot for photography. You will learn about the styling industry including working with key stakeholders to produce styled photoshoots.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER008 Plan and style merchandise photo shoots


1. Determine creative direction of photo shoot.

2. Plan photo shoot.

3. Style photo shoot.

4. Review images.

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills. Assessment tasks may include: report writing, practical in class exercises and on location practical exercises.


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