ACI302 - Photographic Lighting 2: Studio Lighting


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 1 2021 will be the final offering for this unit.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course




Students must have completed unit ACI205, plus 1 unit from ACI201, ACI202, ACI203, ACI204



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


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

Unit Fee Information

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