Course code AART3470Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This elective course offers the student an opportunity to investigate black and white (silver gelatine) photography from the perspective of expanding their knowledge of extensive technical processes and applications. The use of archival materials in the production of fine art quality photographs is a priority in this course. Students will produce documentation of methods and techniques that will enable the production of high quality art work and vocational material. Students will gain an awareness of the ethical and philosophical concerns of Photomedia. Field work may be included in this course.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To foster the development of Traditional Photomedia production;

2. To encourage independent research into Traditional Photomedia concepts and techniques;

3. To present a portfolio of work in reference to the research undertaken;

4. To develop appropriate visual research practices and material;

5. To promote ethical and philosophical concerns within Photomedia;

6. To promote occupational health and safety issues associated with Photomedia.
ContentTopics may include:

Traditional Photomedia methods and practice;

Fibre printing, archival processing, various format enlargements and storage systems for Traditional Photomedia;

Various camera formats, film types and monochromatic printing;

Portfolio production techniques and manufacture;

Process journal and research collection;

Development of critical and analytical skills essential to Photomedia;

Media practice and ethics;

Research and critical appraisal of traditional Photomedia applications;

Health and safety.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAART1400 and AART1410 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Other: (please specify)Students are expected to attend at least 80% of classes
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term