Course Title: Photography Minor Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5166

Course ID: 020977

Course Title: Photography Minor Study 1

School: 340T Art

Program Code: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 96

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

VART5609 - Photography Level 2

Course Description

This course provides participants with the theoretical and practical skills required to explore and apply photographic/imaging practices, materials and techniques to incorporate personal philosophy and content within photographs/images.  This course focuses on a digital art practice, with camera use and lighting techniques incorporated into studio outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS676 Photography Minor Study 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Use appropriate functions of a digital or analogue SLR camera.
3. Understand and apply a range of approaches to lighting and the use of natural light.
4. Apply a range of materials, techniques and processes used in the production of photographic digital images.
5. Analyse historical, contemporary and technological influences on photography.

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Students will receive tuition in their individual studios and in the computer lab.

Lectures, demonstrations, group discussion and individual tutorials will all feature as part of the course.

Students are expected to work on their practice in their studios and off campus.

Teaching Schedule

2General Introduction

Overview of Health, Safety and Security
Conventions and Terminology

Overview of Semester 1 Delivery

Sequence, Narrative and Series
3 - 8
Sequence, Narrative and Series

Ongoing scheduled individual tutorials
Technical Workshop

Fri 6 Apr – Fri 13 Apr
9 - 16PROJECT 1
Sequence, Narrative and Series

Ongoing scheduled individual tutorials
Technical Workshop
Mon 18 Jun – Fri 22 Jun
Mon 25 Jun – Fri 29 Jun

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cotton,Charlotte. The Photograph As Contemporary Art, Thames and Hudson, 2004


Langford, Michael Basic Photography,Oxford Focal Press, 2000.

Bolton, R. The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography MIT Press, 1989

Janus, Elizabeth (ED) Veronica’s Revenge Contemporary Perspectives on Photography LAC Switzerland,1998

Newhall, Beaumont The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present Day, Doubleday,1964

Sontag, Susan On Photography, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

•    Folio Work, demonstrating sustained investigation.
•    Minor : 4 - 5 resolved works with backup
•    Successful integration of Photoshop elements within practice.
•    Participation in group tutorial on specified date.
•    1 Visual journal
•    Studio practice        10%

Students are given a mark (either PX or NN) at the end of the semester 1.

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