Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Photography Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3642

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Ray Cook

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1483

Course Coordinator Email: ray.cook@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 6, Level 3

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of VART3641 Honours Photography Studio 1.

This course runs concurrently with VART3023 Praxis and Resolution to facilitate the completion of your Honours year.

 


Course Description

In this course you will initiate a self-directed project, supported through individual supervision, to assist you in extending your creative ideas, methods and practice.  In doing so, you will examine a range of national and international photographers, artists, theories and concepts, their cultural context and their relevance to contemporary photography, in order to develop an informed position through which to explore your own work and practice. Through individual supervision, you will position yourself in relation to the multiple narratives that inform contemporary photographic practice.  The activities in this course seek to challenge the assumptions you make about your practice and provide you with new conceptual possibilities through which to explore your photography. You will work closely with your supervisor, attending weekly or fortnightly meetings where you will show progress and gain feedback. Your supervisor is a busy professional with many commitments, the onus is on you to initiate contact, and to be punctual and to keep notes of feedback and comments. Give your supervisor plenty of time to respond to written work.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the photographic industries as an active participant and in preparation for further study.
  • Work autonomously, and with others to apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in photographic technology and image analysis. 
  • Develop and implement a vision and philosophy of photographic practice through global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts to contribute to the positive development of culture.


Course Learning outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Initiate self-directed projects that are informed by theoretical and conceptual ideas
  2. Apply appropriate research methodologies to the experimentation and testing of photographic processes to explore your concepts
  3. Use research as a way of directing and informing creative projects that critically engage with a photographic practice
  4. Articulate the major concepts within your individual project and document them in an exegesis.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course takes place in a studio context through a series of lectures, workshops and practicals as well through access to online materials, instructional tutorials and readings. You will continue working with your supervisor to help formulate how your project for the semester will be realised.  You will meet regularly with your supervisor to explore options and discuss outcomes.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems such as Canvas and the RMIT Library. During the course you will produce works, with access to photographic studios, editing and printing facilities.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment for this course will culminate in the submission of your completed studio centred research outcomes.

 

1. Research Abstract 20% CLO 2, 3 and 4.

2. Final Project Outcomes 80% CLO 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.  

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension or special consideration will be penalised as follows: 

  • Completed work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day 
  • Work submitted after day 7 will not be assessed 
  • Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty 

 

How the penalty is calculated:

Example - Work is submitted 6 days late, incurring a penalty of 30% (6 x 5% = 30%).

  • The submission receives a result of 60 out of 100. 60 - 30% = 42.
  • The numerical result for that assessment submission is modified from 60 to 42.
  • The result of 42 is used to calculate the final grade for the course.