Course Title: The Photographic Fine Print

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Photographic Fine Print

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3481

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Spring2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

VART3555

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3555

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (HA23)

VART3555

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12019 (HA23)

VART3555

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12020 (HA23)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Shane Hulbert

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2481

Course Coordinator Email: shane.hulbert@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.013

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however knowledge of digital photographic principles and systems is prefered.  


Course Description

In this course you will explore the photographic fine print, its traditions and practice in the age of digital photography. Sophisticated digital imaging techniques are investigated to expand upon the tradition of the print. You will explore photographic histories in ways that inform a contemporary photographic practice and employ advanced digital skills to make prints of the finest quality.  You will explore the role of colour management and file preparation, and how to apply the principles to an advanced printing workflow.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

Employ critical, cultural discourses and technical knowledge of contemporary photographic practices and emerging technologies to achieve sophisticated visual outcomes

Utilize advanced photographic knowledge and technical skills to contribute to visual discourses in your chosen field of photography

Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on your discipline in both local and international contexts

Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within your discipline


Learning Outcomes

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

  • apply skills to produce digital fine prints that address conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns of the digital fine print in a contemporary context
  • work independently to control and manage the digital print workflow to industry standards
  • incorporate the hardware and software methods of colour management in the process of making prints
  • critically evaluate the quality of fine prints at a professional standard


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with technology as a process of creation and enquiry. You will learn to use technologies in ways that compliment and inform your studio specialisation by making art works. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.

Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology.

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.


Overview of Learning Resources

Melbourne Campus
RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.

RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.

Hong Kong Campus
The Hong Kong Art School will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University Library.

The Hong Kong Art School is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.

Assessment Task 1: Quiz x 2, 30% LO1, LO2

Assessment Task 2: Assignment, 30% LO1, LO2, LO5

Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 40% LO1, LO2, LO4, LO5

Assessment may include creative photographic projects, quizzes and presentations of work.  Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be provided 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 Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.