Photography for Design

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23



Admission into Design Course
Assumed Knowledge

Competency in a range of web technologies

Design Studio: Photography (DCO10004)

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
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Apply the basic principles of photography using camera controls to produce images
2. Analyse imagery by examining visual literacy
3. Implement colour theory to develop design outcomes that express ideas
4. Use scaling and cropping to place creative emphasis in photographic images