Creative Practice Photomedia

Course code AART1410
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Using AART1110 Critical Studies 2 as a conceptual frame and investigations of drawing, exploring expanded concepts such as observational and experimental approaches as a research methodology, this course is an enquiry into the expressive potential of digital imaging. Using colour, light, composition and focus creatively as exploratory tools, students will extend their knowledge of photography through the introduction to digital and analogue practices.

Creative Practice: Photomedia 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 historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual approaches will allow students to build their own creative language. On completion of AART1400 and AART1410 students will be aware of the breadth of photography, from its film and darkroom roots to contemporary digital practices.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding and working knowledge of Digital SLR cameras and image capture technologies

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

3. An understanding of the basics of digital photomedia practice

4. The ability to create, analyse 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 Practice: Photomedia, 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 digital practice
  • All aspects of creative image production including: capture and rendering of light; editing and critique; and digital and analogue print production
  • 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.

Assumed Knowledge

An introductory experience of Photomedia disciplines or successful completion of AART1400

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Studio Practice Portfolio

Journal: Research Journal

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