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



Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit focuses on the production of a major body of photomedia work, demonstrating a critical and topical engagement within a contemporary art and design context. The unit will enable students to bring their creative practice to a substantial level of competency with skills in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of photomedia, with emphasis on refining their personal visual language. As a major part of the unit is proposal-based, students will negotiate a theme of personal interest in the field of contemporary photomedia with an understanding of the implications of media choice and presentation.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit students will: 1. have an advanced practical and critical understanding of Photomedia; 2. understand and be able to apply Photomedia processes, techniques and images to a major body of work; 3. be able to produce a major body of work which demonstrates advanced technique integrally linked with ambitious ideas; 4. have carried out a negotiated project on a theme of personal interest which results in a folio of images, or other forms of presentation as appropriate, with supporting documentation in a journal; 5. have considered how their work is placed in the context of current practice; 6. understand the implications of media choice and presentation; 7. be able to articulate their practice with clarity and insight; 8. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment: Folio: 90% (which includes progressive assessment); Journal: 10%

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

Prerequisites: PHO2207 or PHO2208