Course code AART3441Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Capturing an image today has never been easier but making a good photograph is as illusive as ever.
What makes a good photograph and how do we assess photographic practice?
This course introduces students to contemporary photography. This will include an investigation of digital and analogue technologies. The course will study the culture of photography and advanced camera techniques. This will include a review of photography that covers lenses, support equipment and the technical knowledge required to produce high quality images. Composition, design and image construction will form a part of this research practice. The student will, through skill building, exercises, critiques and independent research, produce a portfolio of work.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesT the conclusion of teh course students will be able to:
1. To explore image capture processes;
2. To develop an understanding of composition and image design processes;
3. To develop competencies in image printing and output techniques;
4. To develop an understanding of contemporary photographic practice;
5. To present a portfolio of work referencing to the research undertaken;
6. To encourage independent research into photographic concepts and techniques;
ContentTopics may include:

- Digital and analogue camera control;
- Lenses and lighting;
- Image printing and colour control;
- Development of critical and analytical skills essential to image presentation;
- Research and critical appraisal of photographic applications;
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAART1400 and AART1410 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio Journal 20%
Other: (please specify)Students are expected to attend at least 80% of classes
Studio OutputStudio Production 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term