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Photomedia dialogs ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit builds on photomedia skills with particular emphasis on the concepts relating to this practice, allowing students to develop an ongoing dialogue with contemporary photomedia culture. Within the context of a visual arts practice, students will become increasingly conversant in photomedia approaches and practices. They will be involved in the analysis of contemporary and historical photomedia works and will move towards developing a personal conceptual framework and the ability to articulate this verbally, visually and in writing.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. have an awareness of a range of contemporary and historical approaches to Photomedia practice; 2. have built a conceptual framework for the construction of their own practice in Photomedia and developed the ability to articulate themselves verbally, visually and in writing; 3. have critical insight into the conceptual and professional demands of contemporary practice and the relevant theoretical 'positioning' of such practice in the contemporary critical literature; 4. be able to demonstrate through discussion and practice an insight into the nexus between the visual and conceptual aspects of Photomedia; 5. display an increasingly personalized artistic expression and sophisticated creative approach to Photomedia which can be pursued at an advanced stage in subsequent Photomedia studios; 6. have produced a journal documenting the development of the work; 7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment: Directed project: 30%; Self-directed project: 60%; Journal: 10%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week including, 4 hours lectures and tutorials and 8 independent study hours.

Prerequisites: PHO2207 or PHO2208