PHT222 Photomedia Studio (8)

This subject encourages students to move towards developing a personal idiom in photomedia. The focus is on concept development and the expression of ideas in an articulate and appropriate manner, resulting in student projects that are each cohesive and resolved. Issues relating to critical analysis, representation and meaning in photo-imagery continue to be explored correlative to student working methodologies.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHT222. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed MPI211


VPA104 and PHT115 or PHT114

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate conceptual and technical skills in creative visual problem solving in a photomedia context
  • be able to demonstrate basic semiotics with craft by integrating critical theory with the creation and analysis of photographic imagery
  • be able to demonstrate, through the production of photographic imagery, a strong understanding of the concepts underpinning representation in photomedia
  • be able to demonstrate significant skill in the interpretation of meaning in photoimages
  • be able to demonstrate skills in creating a more complex and cohesive body of photoimaging work underpinned by specific conceptual intentions


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Visual problem solving in image design, construction and analysis using photomedia concepts, processes and methodologies - Critical theory relating to photomedia concepts through comparative analysis of photographic imagery - In depth investigation into the creation and interpretation of meaning and intent in photographic imagery - Historical and contemporary investigations into photographic representation in a variety of creative contexts - Overview of photomedia related creative works directly relevant to set assignment tasks - Theoretical and practical investigations into photomedia aesthetics with particular application to modern digital technologies


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.