Course Title: Alternative Photographic Processes

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Alternative Photographic Processes

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART1704

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Ms Pauline Anastasiou

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1969

Course Coordinator Email: pauline.anastasiou@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to the beginnings of Photography to the present day. You will examine the early pioneers exploring the chemical and physical phenomena that define the medium of photography.

You will also explore the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of photography.

 


 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is an elective, which will complement the capabilities you are developing in your program.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the history of the camera.
  • Evaluate a range of historical and manipulative photo techniques.
  • Investigate and apply historical photographic processes to produce visual outputs.
  • Identify and apply safe work practices related to the handling of photographic materials and processes.


Overview of Learning Activities

The studio will be presented through a variety of activities including workshops, experimentation, lectures, critical analysis, discussion, practice, presentation and reflection.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Photography students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/photography

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment