• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History

This course will focus on the history and theory of photography from its beginnings to the present day. Its aim is to examine the critical questions and methodological framework of photography as an art form. Topics to be covered will include: the development of photographic technologies and their impact; theoretical constructs; art and photography; documentary photography; photography and politics; word and image; photography of the body; postmodernism; Australian photography.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. Describe the major developments in photography from the nineteenth century through to today.

2. Connect major social and political developments with the rise of photography, in particular the emergence of industrialisation and the popular market.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories of photography and its qualities as a particular artistic medium.

4. Research and access information on photography and organise your research into compelling and intelligent arguments.

5. Speak with confidence about photography and photographic techniques.

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentation and paper - 1000 words (25%) (LO 2, 3, 4, 5)

Research essay – 3500 words (45%) (LO 1, 2, 4)

End of semester visual test (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3)

Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 1, 2, 4, 5)

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Workload

Two hours of lectures per week and a one hour tutorial and 7 hours of associated study.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1674 10 Aug 2015 24 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 23 Oct 2015 In Person

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