Course Title: Photography Major Study 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5169

Course Title: Photography Major Study 2

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Linda Erceg
Kim Lawler

Nominal Hours: 144

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5168 – Photography Major Study Level 1 / VART5166 – Photography Minor Study Level 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is for students to synthesise the technical and conceptual skills acquired in previous photography courses to produce an individual body of work that applies the knowledge of photography as a fine art discipline. Students also participate in the planning and organisation of an exhibition of works. 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:

VBS679 Photography Major Study 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Use and select appropriate equipment, materials and advanced techniques in the production of a personal body of work.
2. Document contemporary issues and theory in the arts
3. Use photography effectively as a form of visual expression and articulation.
4. Consolidate ideas to produce a personal body of work for exhibition.
5. Promote oneself through setting up an exhibition.

Details of Learning Activities

There will be a variety of learning activities which includes:

Workshops with practical demonstrations, group tutorials, individual tutorials, lectures and excursion. There will also be time dedicated to studio work  in a self directed  and supervised capacity.

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Teaching Schedule

Week 1 -  Introduction to Studio Project
Week 2 -  16 - Studio Project  - Self Directed Work ( with embedded demonstrations, tutorials and studio time)
Week 17 - Folio Preparation
Week 18 - Moderation and Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

To be advised during the semester.

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

A folio of work based on the outcomes of the two projects with back-up images. Evidence of  the working / thinking process to be documented in a Visual Diary, 

Assessment Matrix

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