Course Title: Photomedia Project 1b

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photomedia Project 1b

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Kellyann Geurts

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5236

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 7.4.32

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.
It is expected that students have a sophisticated knowledge of digital imaging and the use of a computer as an image making tool.

Course Description

This course is designed for final year Fine Art Photography students wishing to concentrate on developing a body of photographic work. Emphasis is on the development and implementation of project based study. Classes assist students in developing projects, from the proposal stage to the final presentation stage. Lectures consist of practical demonstrations, group consultations / discussions, and presentations of student work.

Projects are devised in consultation with the lecturer, and can be practical, theoretical, historical or a combination, depending on the student’s research focus. It is specifically designed for students developing a graduating folio of work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

Upon completion of this course you will have developed the capabilities to address conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns of the fine art photographic image in a contemporary context.  You will also develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management.

Learning Outcomes
To instruct students to:
1. Develop individual project based skills, including planning, preparation, research, production, post production and completion.
2. Write a project proposal.
3. Develop advanced photographic image making skills.
4. Visualise research.
5. Critically evaluate and extend their own artistic practice.
6. Theoretically position their own practice within a tradition of photographic and post-photographic art.
7. Work creatively and proficiently with photographic imaging software and hardware..

Overview of Learning Activities

A series of group seminars, consultations and reviews will guide students through individual projects. Learning will be student driven and focused on their individual projects, with guidance from the lecturer.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities.  Resources include Apple Mac G5 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, as well as large and medium format analogue cameras, are available for use.  Output facilities include Epson 2400  and Epson R2800 Printers.  All production facilities for this course are digital.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is conducted through a class project and a series of reviews.   
The class project assesses a student’s progress in relation to specific material presented in the class.   
Reviews are linked to the Fine Art Photography studio area, and provide students with the opportunity to publicly present their work for critical discussion and feedback.  Reviews are conducted collectively within the studio area, and whilst students are only expected to exhibit for one review, all students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they can, as each review will be unique.