Design (Photography) General

  • Course Code - GEDESP
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $150.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

The Design (Photography) course engages students in intensive design processes, within a photographic context. Students will learn to investigate solutions to design problems, considering the needs of clients and their prospective audiences. Students are required to document their development of design solutions in an assessed portfolio.

With access to digital SLR cameras, lighting equipment and the full Adobe Creative Suite, students have the opportunity to develop their photographic, editing and presentation skills to a professional level.


Unit 1 – Design Fundamentals

The focus of this unit is to introduce the students to the design process, while learning the fundamentals of exposure, image composition and publishing layout. Students will explore their interests in photographic technique while creating a magazine cover using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.


Unit 2 – Personal Design

The focus of this unit is portrait design where students apply their design skills to photographing human subjects. Students investigate the work of master portrait photographers then apply their knowledge practically to create a profile portrait. During this unit students will gain experience working with flashes and reflectors to create high quality portraits.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Experience in photography would be advantageous

Further Study

Year 12 – Design (Photography) General Units 3 and 4
Course Code GTDESP
Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.