• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Arts

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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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 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 photography and photographic techniques.

Indicative Assessment

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

Research essay – 2500 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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Preliminary Reading

* Newhall, B, The History of Photography from 1839 to the Present, Museum of Modern Art
* Sontag, S, On Photography, Penguin

Majors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
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 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1673 10 Aug 2015 24 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015 23 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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