Course Title: Research and apply information on the traditions that inform photo imaging practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6270C

Course Title: Research and apply information on the traditions that inform photo imaging practice

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Robert Gale
Email: rob.gale@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

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.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI402A Research and apply information on the traditions that inform photo imaging practice

Element:

Element 1 Research traditions which inform photoimaging

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify relevant sources of information on traditions
1.2 Identify and explore potential new and alternative
sources which are relevant to own practice.
1.3 Use formal and informal research techniques appropriately to access information.
1.4 Organise research materials and findings for current and future use.

Element:

Element 2 Link research to photoimaging practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Critically evaluate information in the context of own
2.2 Assess ways in which different aspects of the traditions of photoimaging practice may be used, adapted and challenged within own photoimaging practice.
2.3 Develop positions in relation to the traditions of photoimaging practice to inform own current practice.

Element:

Element 3 Update and maintain knowledge of trends within own area(s) of photoimaging practice.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use opportunities to update and expand knowledge of the traditions which inform photoimaging practice.
3.2 Incorporate and integrate knowledge into own photoimaging 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.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures
guest lecturers
peer teaching and class presentations
group discussion
online research
workshopping
independent project based work
teacher directed group activities/projects
class exercises to review discussions/lectures

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
Current relevant photographic exhibitions
 


Teaching Schedule

Assignment 1 Choosing a photographer working between 1826 from 1950s students to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice. FORMATIVE Assessment

WeekClass contentAssessmentElements
1 Lecture Photo History from 1826 – 1950s
The beginnings of photography, Presentations skills instruction, Copy photography demonstrations instruction.
Lecture & discussion Photographers of the late 1800’s - early 1900’s
  1,2
2Pictorialist to the Realists – The influence of Alfred Steiglitz on modern photography – Julia Margret Cameron.  1,3
3 Discussion Pictorialists and the realists.
Landscape – Ansel Adams & Edward Western
Review of Assignment 1 Progress
 Formative Questionary Adams & Western Set 1,2
4 Lecture/ discussion Photographers. The impact of 35mm cameras on Photography – Robert Capa Henry Cartier Bresson… Formative Questionary Adams & Western Due 1,2,3
5 Richard Avedon & Australian Photographers on Architectural & Industrial Max Dupain Wolfgang Sievers, David Moore  1,2,3
6Assignment 1 Students to select a photographer working between 1826 from 1950s students to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice. FORMATIVE Assessment  1,2,3
7 Assignment 1 Students to select a photographer working between 1826 from 1950s students to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice. FORMATIVE Assessment 1,2,3
8Assignment 1 Students to select a photographer working between 1826 from 1950s students to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice. FORMATIVE Assessment  123
9The changing face of Fashion Photography
David La Chapell Discussion and tests 
 Formative History questions Test
Set
 1,2,3
10 Sally Mann DVD: Discussion Photography of the child model  1,2,3
11  Bill Henson: Discussion Photography of the adolescent model
Video Students to work on their up coming presentations
 History questions Test
Due
 1,2,3
12 Annie Leibovitz DVD Discussion Students to work on their presentations.  1,2,3
13Assignment 2 students select a photographer working between 1950s - to present day to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice.SUMMATIVE  1,2,3
14 Assignment 2 students select a photographer working between 1950s - to present day to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice.SUMMATIVE  1,2,3
15Assignment 2 students select a photographer working between 1950s - to present day to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice.SUMMATIVE  1,2,3
16Assignment 2 students select a photographer working between 1950s - to present day to make oral/visual & written research presentation covering imaging traditions, practices and reflection on own photo imaging practice.SUMMATIVE  1,2,3
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Resources for this unit are many and varied; students are able to use the books videos and journal recourses of the RMIT libraries.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Personal Hard Drive 250 - 500gig


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 .

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assignment 1 - Formative assessment: Research and present the life and work of a photographer working between 1820s and 1950s with IMAGES ORAL & WRITTEN COMPONETS
DUE Week 6

Assignment 2 – Summative assessment: Research and present the life and work of a photographer working between 1950s and present day.
ORAL & WRITTEN COMPONETS REQUIRED
DUE Week 13

Competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent Achieved - Grade
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism -
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

Course Overview: Access Course Overview