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ACM335 - Studio and Professional Photography

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:D Armstrong
Prerequisite:ACM203, ACM207

(Only available to students enrolled in Arts or Arts combined courses)

Incompatible with: ACM235


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


In this unit students are shown how the Photographic Studio is a constructed and stylised space separate from the external found world. The studio offers a potential for synthetic visualization plus an element of experiential and professional practice not found in other units. From its origins of portrait painting, through the post-war period of creative advertising and arriving in the contemporary tableau and psycho-dramatic style, studio photography is a technical and artistic discipline for students with professional and creative aspirations.



Topics in this unit include:

  • The conventions of the portrait: formal, informal, experimental and nude.
  • Lighting set-ups
  • Lens and camera choice
  • Still-life and table-top techniques
  • Tableau and constructed space.
  • The found studio.
  • Genre recreation.



Lighting Workshop 20%. 

Genre recreation and Research Paper 30%.
Major Production Assignment: 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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