Historical Perspectives on Photomedia
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004
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.
On 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.
Topics 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
Since this is an existing course, transition arrangements do not apply
Equivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term