Course Title: Photography Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5168

Course ID: 020979

Course Title: Photography Major 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: kellyann.geurts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 144

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5609 - Photography Level 2

Course Description

In this course students use the techniques, concepts and skills acquired in previous photography courses to produce a body of work of personal photographs/images that apply the knowledge of photography as a fine art discipline.
This course focuses on digital practice, with camera use and lighting techniques incorporated into digital studio outcomes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS678 Photography Major Study 1


Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate advanced technical understanding and use of camera equipment and materials.
2. Select, explore and apply a range of materials, techniques and  processes used in the production of digital photographic images.
3. Adopt selectively contemporary issues and theory in photography.
4. Use photography effectively as a form of visual expression and articulation.
5. Incorporate personal philosophy and concerns as a basis for the production of art works to create a personal body of work.


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, gallery excursions 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

WEEKACTIVITY
1Orientation Week
2General Introduction

Introduction to Project 1
Sequence, Narrative and Series
3-8PROJECT 1
Sequence, Narrative and Series
Ongoing scheduled individual tutorials
Technical Workshops
 MID SEMESTER BREAK / EASTER
NO CLASS
Fri 6 Apr – Fri 13 Apr
9 -16PROJECT 1
Sequence, Narrative and Series
Ongoing scheduled individual tutorials
Technical Workshops
17STUDIO WEEK – NO CLASSES :
Mon 18 Jun – Fri 22 Jun
18ASSESMENT WEEK :
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


References

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

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

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.
•    Major : 8 – 10 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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