Course Title: Photography
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2008
Course Code: VART5760
Course Title: Photography
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 48
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
OHTH5322C Follow health, safety and security procedures
This course provides participants with a theoretical and practical introduction to photography. The course serves as a foundation for:
• exploration of possible approaches to photography
• advanced skills in the application of photographic and imaging practices.
Students will extend the basic knowledge gained about camera and printing methods by the production of digital prints. More emphasis is placed on the development of the student’s ideas and concepts, and how these may be applied to the photography process.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
1. Implement the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies and procedures appropriate to a range of photographic and imaging processes and practices
2. Explain the basic technical considerations associated with camera operation and image formation
3. Explain the uses of a range of photographic materials and techniques used in the production of photographic images
4. Produce images using appropriate photographic processes and procedures
5. Produce photographic images as representations of objects, situations, and concepts
6. Discuss the representational nature of photography on various levels: as cultural and personal expression, as technology, as documentation, and as design
Details of Learning Activities
TUTORIALS : Student’s folio work will be discussed and they will be guided through individual and group tutorials. Students are required to participate in tutorials as they are a valuable part of the development of artistic practice.
WORKSHOPS : Workshops will be conducted throughout the semester and will cover basic post-production imaging techniques in the Digital Studio.
FIELD WORK: Location TBA
Students will be guided through their folio development both practically through the use of equipment and also conceptually with the development of ideas.
They will be required to develop a thematic project using research which will result in prints made in the Digital Studio and also in photo labs outside of RMIT.
All students will be required to complete 2 Projects and compile a Photo Journal.
During the semester they will be introduced to different styles and approaches to photography through the work of a selection of artists working with photography.
It is essential that students start to learn how to incorporate theory and research into the development of their folio.
Week 1 - Mon7 / Tues8 JULY: Overview of semester 2 / Introduction to Project 3: Narrative in Photography
Week 2 - Mon14 / Tues15 JULY: The Photo Book & The Photo Essay
Week 3 - Mon21 / Tues22 JULY: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 4 - Mon28 / Tues29 JULY: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 5 - Mon4 / Tues5 AUG: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 6 - Mon11 / Tues12 AUG: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 7 - Mon18 / Tues19 AUG: Class Presentation
Week 8 - Mon25 / Tues26 AUG: Assessment
Week 9 - Mon8 / Tues9 SEPT: Introduction to Project 4: Fact & Fiction in Photography
Week 10 - Mon15 / Tues16 SEPT: Documentary / Slide Lecture: The Genius of Photography
Week 11 - Mon22 / Tues23 SEPT: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 12 - Mon29 / Tues30 SEPT: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 13 - Mon6 / Tues7 OCT: Excursion / Field Work
Week 14 - Mon13 / Tues14 OCT: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 15 - Mon20 / Tues21 OCT: Digital Workshop / Tutorial
Week 16 - Mon27 / Tues28 OCT: Tutorial
Week 17 - Mon3 / Tues4 NOV: Class Presentation
Week 18 - Mon10 / Tues11 NOV: Assessment
National Gallery of Victoria www.ngv.gov.au
Centre for Contemporary Photography www.ccp.org.au
Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney www.acp.com.au
Stills Gallery, Sydney www.stillsgallery.com.au
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney www.roslynoxley9.com.au
Overview of Assessment
Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.
Folio prints need to be resolved works that are backed up by research and support prints and shows your progression through ideas. This should be evidenced in your Photo Journal.
The final assessment for the Photography folio will include work from:
Project 3: Narrative in Photography
Project 4: Fact & Fiction
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