PHT222 Photomedia Studio (8)

This subject encourages students to develop 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.


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

Assumed Knowledge

Students entering PHT222 are assumed to have a high-level of competency in the manual use of a digital SLR camera with an equivalency of satisfactory completion of PHT116 Digital Photography and PHT117 Photography Studio. Students are expected to be able to work in a range of photographic environments with a level of autonomy and to have existent high-level skills in photographic and/or photomedia theory and practice.

Subject Relationships

MPI211 Similar Content

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 an understanding of the concepts underpinning representation in photomedia;
  • be able to demonstrate significant skill in the interpretation of meaning in photo-images; and
  • be able to demonstrate skills in creating a complex and cohesive body of photo-imaging 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHT222 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Photo & text
Photo-theory seminar presentation
Fictitious reality

Special Resources

Students will require access to a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera system with options for full manual control and capable of shooting in a RAW format. The minimum lens specification for the camera is 24105mm or 2470mm (or the equivalent focal length for a non-full-frame format). The maximum aperture of the lens must be at least f4, however, f2.8 is preferable.

Students also require access to a studio lighting kit. The minimum standard is 2x flash heads, 2x soft boxes, 2x light stands and 1x trigger/sync chord). Also essential for studio lighting is handheld light meter capable of reading flash and ambient light in both incident and reflected modes. (e.g. Sekonic L308s). This is essential for using studio lighting equipment, and highly recommended for accurate light metering in all other aspects of photography.

Other resources and requirements for all cohorts will be detailed and advised through the interact site in the session of offering and on your course-site. These requirements will be reviewed and updated annually.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.