Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Truth, power, ethics and the manipulation of meaning are all embedded in the medium of photography, increasingly so in the digital and online domains. This studio-based course builds on students’ skills in image analysis and encourages advanced, critical photographic image making. Web technologies, screen-based imagery and timeline methods for display and audience interaction will be investigated, along with dissemination and critique of the still and moving image. Digital composition, design and image construction, enriched by the student’s independent research lead to a portfolio of sophisticated and conceptually rich photographic work.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3462. Students who have successfully completed AART3462 are not eligible to enrol in CIND3101.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critique and develop photographic images in relation to contemporary and historical forms of persuasion and meaning;

2. Produce screen-based images using a range of production techniques;

3. Create photographic work with a sophisticated conceptual basis;

4. Use appropriate research methods to underpin the production of photographic works.


Topics will include:

  • Advertising and persuasion;
  • Propaganda;
  • Misinformation and image making;
  • Satirical images;
  • Software-based manipulation;
  • Ethics and photographic practice;
  • Images as evidence;
  • The verification of digital images.


Students who have successfully completed AART3462 cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CIND1100, AART1700, CIND2100, CIND2101 and CIND2102

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal (30%)

Portfolio: Photographic Portfolio (40%)

Project: Photographic Project (30%)

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1,3,5,7,9 and 11


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 2

Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.