PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques (8)

This subject covers imaging theories and techniques to enable students to produce a digital portfolio of photographic works in various mediums. The major topics covered are professional photographic practice, such as print and portfolio development and gallery exhibition theory and technique, including web based image galleries.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to show creative and innovative solutions to the design and production of a digital portfolio in a variety of mediums
  • have a strong working knowledge of the principal theories and techniques in outputting digital imagery to print and the web
  • Be able to demonstrate these theories and techniques with specific reference to photographic practice
  • Be aware of current and evolving methods of digital photo-image presentation and dissemination of images


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Concepts and technologies underpinning the digital portfolio
  • Creating a web based image gallery and screen-based exhibition
  • Create a body of photographic work for development of a print-based exhibition
  • Explore web-based communities for sharing still photographic imagery and concepts
  • Changing methodologies for the presentation of photographic imagery in current and evolving digital media

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHT203 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Professional writing and project proposal
20x20 presentation
Presentation of final project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.