Course Title: Photography Foundation Studio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography Foundation Studio

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3591

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

VART3591

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Najdowski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4915

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.najdowski@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will examine and investigate the historical, cultural and technological contexts for image making.You will experiment with creative approaches and techniques in image making in order to develop your ability to communicate visually.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Discuss how photography has been influenced by key events in society.
  • Evaluate photographic images with reference to context and narrative.
  • Apply a range of skills and techniques and design principles to produce images that communicate effectively.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your work and the work of others.


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in the discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on the discipline in both local and international contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

The studio will include a variety of activities such as fieldwork, experimentation, 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 Policy