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NM2204 - The Digital Studio

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

Available to students with foundation capture skills

In this subject students extend their skills in the area of studio photography with an emphasis on contemporary digital capture and processing. Students gain specific skills in lighting and directing the subject and explore advanced digital capture and workflow. Students are encouraged to experiment and innovate, in terms of content and form, while acquiring skills to prepare them for the professional working environment. Students are required to submit three assignments, some of which are team projects and a final folio of individual, self-directed work which are finished to a high standard of presentation ready for inclusion in their portfolio. Each project contains a research component, requiring students to research aspects of contemporary and historical studio practice and submit a written evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Skills in studio lighting including continuous lighting, electronic flash and location flash and in digital photographic capture including use of the medium format digital back;
  • Skills in the styling and production of studio images using human and non-human subjects including idea generation, imagination and creativity;
  • Safe working practices in the photographic studio;
  • A knowledge of the field of contemporary studio practice and historical precedents;
  • The ability to convey subject knowledge in written form according to academic conventions and to work in team roles which reflect current industry practice in the area of digital studio photography.
Prerequisites: 12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS INCLUDING (NM1201 OR PT1410) AND (NM1202 OR PT1110)


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr David Salisbury, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: food (20%); advertising (20%); studio portrait (20%); folio (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.