Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4373 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to collect, analyse and apply information on the broad traditions, which inform photographic practice. The unit provides underpinning skills and knowledge development for all the photo imaging units. This work would usually be carried out independently with guidance where required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice


1. Research history and theory

2. Link research to own arts practice

3. Update and maintain knowledge of trends in own arts practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. You will be able to research and analyse the work a diverse range of significant photographer and apply the relevant knowledge to your practice.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include presenting your research findings and their application to your own work in both oral and written form.