The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Students will produce digital photographic work with a focus on research and creative development. Within the framework of set projects, technical skills and conceptual processes will be developed through experimentation and narrative constructs. Students will document methods and techniques that enable the production of quality art work. An awareness of the historical, ethical and philosophical concerns of Photomedia will also be covered.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3420. Students who have successfully completed AART3420 are not eligible to enrol in AART2420.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate skills in the development of digital image production;

2. Demonstrate independent research into digital photomedia history and practice;

3. Display a portfolio of work in relation to the project brief;

4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of ethical and philosophical concerns within Photomedia;


Topics may include:

  • Digital camera and image capture methods and hardware;
  • Software investigation and experimentation;
  • Photomedia and artifice via image manipulation;
  • Photographic studio exercises in multi-light set up and flashes;
  • Portfolio production, process journal and research techniques;
  • Development of critical and analytical skills essential to Photomedia;
  • Media practice and ethics;
  • Research and critical appraisal of Digital Photomedia applications;
  • Health and safety.


Students who have successfully completed AART3420 cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

AART1400, AART1410 or AART1700 (or equivalent)

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal - 20%

Project: Diorama / Collage - 10%

Project: Montage - Juxtapose - 10%

Presentation: Tableau Visual Fiction - 10%

Project: Tableau Visual Fiction - 50%

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term