Course Title: Photography Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5168

Course Title: Photography Major Study 1

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
and Kim Lawler

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.

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 -  Orientation Week
Week 2 -  Introduction to the course
Week 3 - 8 - Project 1 - Extended Digital Practice
Week 9 - Review of Project  1 (with tutorial feedback)

Week 10 - Introduction to self directed project
Week 11 - 16 - Project 2 - Self Directed project 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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