Course Title: Photomedia Project 1a

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photomedia Project 1a

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3006

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Kellyann Geurts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5236

Course Coordinator Email:kellyann.geurts@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B7, L4, Rm32


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is an intermediate course. It is expected that students are familiar with aspects of contemporary photographic image production and theory, such as the concepts and production outcomes of Fine Art Photography 1a/1b, New Analogue Imaging 1a/1b, Contemporary Photographic Ideas or Contemporary Photographic Practice. The lecturer for this course is David Rosetzky. 


Course Description

This course is designed to assist students in the planning, management and production of a self directed project within the Fine Art Photography Studio area. Students will be encouraged to identify specific aspects of their imaging practice that they are interested in developing, and devise a project to manage and complete. An investigation into the development of a project proposal will conclude with students submitting a proposal that includes planning, development, logistics and a methodology / timeline.  Promotion and methods of image distribution will be presented, as well as problem solving for photographic methodology.

Significant national and international photographic artist’s practice will be explored, with an emphasis on their production methods and outcomes.

Within this will be a reference to real world outcomes, including exhibition proposals, grant applications and the beginnings of a professional practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To instruct students to:

  • To develop the student’s understanding of their practice and identify strengths and weaknesses of their working methods
  • To learn how to thoroughly plan a project with regards to time, resources and logistics
  • To learn how to write proposals for bodies of work
  • To encourage students to develop a complex understanding of the art scene and consider how they will operate within it
  • Learn to write exhibition proposals
  • Learn to write grant applications



Overview of Learning Activities

Formal lectures and workshops will deconstruct significant photographic projects, as well as demonstrate a range of practical and conceptual skills required to work on photographic projects.  An emphasis on presentation methods and outcomes will also be explored, including online galleries, blog sites and brochure / catalogue design. Workshops will present a range of photographic production skills to support individual projects, including talent direction, lighting, equipment practices and editing.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities. Resources include Apple Mac G5 and MacPro computers with Apple 30" Displays and Eizo Calibrated screens. All machines run Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended™ and complimentary software. State of the art scanners and late model digital cameras are available for use. Output facilities include Epson 2800 Printers.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is conducted through a class project and a series of reviews. The class project assesses your progress in relation to specific material presented in the class.

Reviews are linked to the Fine Art Photography studio area, and will provide you with the opportunity to publicly present your work for critical discussion and feedback.

Reviews are conducted collectively within the studio area, and whilst you are only expected to exhibit for one review per session, all students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they can, as each review will be unique.