Historical Perspectives on Photomedia

Course code AART3040Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Examines the complex and wide-ranging historical and contemporary roles of photomedia within high-art and popular culture. Particular emphasis is given to the inter-relationships and interlocking developments of photography, film, video and digital imagery.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will:

(1) acquire an understanding of the continuity of historical and contemporary practices in Photography, Film and Video along with their inter-relationships;

(2) develop increased knowledge of their own art practice by understanding its relation to contemporary and past directions in photomedia;

(3) acquire skills in research and writing as they relate to photomedia as source material.
ContentTopics may include:

1. The invention and development of photography and film;

2. Inter-relationships of photography and film with other art mediums;

3. Expeditionary photography;

4. Art photography and pictorialism;

5. Documentary film;

6. Experimental art films;

7. Photojournalism and subjective documentary;

8. Current practices
TransitionSince this is an existing course, transition arrangements do not apply
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEquivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments70% of assessment awarded for successful completion of an essay (3,500 words min.).
Other: (please specify)Participation in seminar/tutorials is required to be eligible for assessment and students must contribute regularly to seminar discussion, demonstrating by these contributions to the class, that relevant readings have been completed.
Presentations - Individual30% of assessment awarded for successful completion of a seminar presentation (twenty minutes in length, with slides)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term