Creative Enquiry Photomedia

Course code AART1400
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Using AART1100 Critical Studies as a conceptual frame, and drawing as an integral language and a research methodology, this course is an enquiry into the expressive potential of analogue photography. Using light creatively as an exploratory tool, students will be introduced to darkroom practices. These foundation experiences embrace historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual dimensions. Creative Enquiry: Photo - Darkroom, aims to stimulate creative engagement in all aspects of Photomedia practice by providing learning environments that cultivate and support the development of informed individual visual sensibilities. The investigation of a wide range of theoretical and technical approaches will allow students to build their own creative language.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding and working knowledge of SLR cameras

2. An understanding of the processes involved in producing a photographic series

3. An understanding of the basics of analogue photographic printing

4. The ability to create, analyze and critique their own artistic output

5. An understanding of the historical and contemporary issues and concerns in photomedia practice

6. The ability to communicate key concepts and ideas visually through the production of a resolved body of photographic work

7. An awareness of safe and responsible work practices.

Content

Creative Enquiry: Photo - Darkroom, will give students a solid understanding of visual culture in relation to photographic practice. The course develops fundamental photographic techniques and methods across digital and analogue technologies. Course content includes:

  • The development of critical thinking skills through the analysis of key historical, conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues that underpin contemporary photomedia practice
  • Basic technical process in relation to analogue practice
  • All aspects of creative image production including: capture and rendering of light; editing and critique; and print presentation.
  • Development of research journals and methodologies
  • Engagement in studio practice
  • Guest lectures and relevant gallery and festival visits

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Research Seminar - Mid-Semester

Journal: Research Journal

Portfolio: Portfolio/Studio Practice

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Studio

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks