Course code AART1700Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is for students enrolled in programs other then the Bachelor of Fine Art and it introduces the basic skills required to develop and explore the expressive potential of Photography. Using tone, colour and light as an exploratory tool, students will be introduced to a broad range of photographic practices. This foundation experience considers the basic technical, historical and conceptual dimensions of Photomedia.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of SLR cameras.
2. Have a working knowledge of the processes involved in producing photographs.
3. Understand the basics of photographic processes.
4. Create, analyse and critique their own artistic output.
5. Understand the historical and contemporary issues and concerns in photomedia practice.
6. Demonstrate an awareness of safe and responsible work practices.
Content• Fundamental technical processes, approaches and methodologies in relation to photographic practice
• All aspects of creative image production including: capture and rendering of light; editing and critique; and print production
• Critical thinking skills through the analysis of key historical, conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues that underpin contemporary Photomedia practice
• Introduction to the development of effective research methodologies.
• Engagement in various aspects of Photomedia practice in response to project briefs
• Occupational health and safety and safe work practices.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal
Other: (please specify)Project portfolio
Studio OutputSkill based exercises
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART1700