Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Matthew Perkins


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.


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.


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

Workload requirements

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

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