Course Title: Capture and Beyond: Click and Beyond

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Capture and Beyond: Click and Beyond

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Samantha Bell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5266

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9, level 3

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of VART 1879 Before Capture: photographic Problem Solving

Course Description

This course concentrates on contemporary practice at an advanced level, with the intention of presenting a series of workshops and practical tasks that will form the basis for the project/exegesis to be undertaken. The central ethos of this course is the refinement of a specific content-rich, self generated project. Post-production techniques, both digital and analogue will be explored in a Master class situation enabling students to independently explore new styles, technical advances and refine their position within the imaging landscape. As technologies expand and coalesce it would be far too great an undertaking to incorporate everything with the field of photography in one course, so a strategy which allows an oveview of as much as possible has been designed.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will build on the conceptual and aesthetic structures acquired in ’Before Capture’, to bring to life skills and concepts explored in that course in a practical and outcome-based manner. Upon successful completion of both courses, students will be equiped technically and conceptually to complete their research project.

Upon succesful completion of this course students shouldbe able to:

Express conceptual outcomes using appropriate technologies.

Be able to differentiate between subtle variants and qualities of higher level practice.

Have a mature level of discretion that will allow for a meaningful appraisal of their workbook and tasks.

Be able to communicate effectively with allied professionals/disciplines and solo, practitioners.

Be able to confidently and effectively utilse technique to facilitate effective communicatoin within their images.

Develop an efective technical "toolbox" that can inform and underpin the aesthetic and contextual nature of their visual communication.

Overview of Learning Activities

Master classes will be deliveed by leading industry practitioners and will be the primary source of course content. Post-production techniques, both digital an analogue, will be explored by the students. essential to this will be the accompnying tutorials where students will be able to discuss issues relevant to these Master classes with their lecturers. Learning activities will revolve arounf exploring key concepts of relevance to the student’s own project.

Overview of Learning Resources

Access to support material including on-line lecture notes, World Wide Web links to relevant resources and RMIT Library video recordings of key feature films and television programs will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment tasks, both individual and group will be set.