Photography for Design

DCO10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


Any course within School of Design or BA-EDUSEC

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to the basic principles and application of photography in design through creative camera controls and techniques. It aims to generate understanding of the symbiotic relationship between photographic image and design skills. It will also develop an understanding of basic design principles and practice as applied to photography through the exploration of resolution, colour theory, scaling, editing and image analysis.
Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Apply the basic principles of photography using camera controls to produce images
2. Interpret visual literacy for image analysis to the production of photographic images
3. Implement principles of lighting and colour theory to develop design outcomes that express ideas
4. Use scaling and abstraction to place creative emphasis in photographic images
5. Produce a body of work using photographic images and design skills.

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Courses offered by the School of Design