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.
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.
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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Two hours of lectures per week and a one hour tutorial and 7 hours of associated study.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|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|