PHO2202 - Advanced photography - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Dr Peta Clancy

Not offered in 2017


This subject introduces students to advanced digital photographic work practices. The subject offers students the opportunity to develop their creative skills while learning a variety of photographic digital workflows. Demonstrations are given on the creation of digital photographic images via DSLR cameras, learning digital photography-based software and on the variety of printing outcomes possible. In addition, there will be an increased emphasis on the student's conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication.


On successful completion of this unit, student will be able to:

  1. skillfully and insightfully acquire, manipulate and process digital images;
  2. explore the range of options and controls available through pixel-based software applications and use of photographic equipment such as digital cameras, scanners, calibration devices and printers with increasing confidence and proficiency;
  3. generate creative photographic images with an increased conceptual understanding of representational issues, visual language and communication;
  4. create artwork that shows an increasingly sophisticated approach to photographic image production;
  5. critically analyse the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work;
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


OHS1000, PHO1203 or FNA1111 or VPR1001 or permission by the studio coordinator.