• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Photography: Issues in Contemporary Photography and Media Arts (ARTV2623)

Through a series of lectures, seminars, discussions and readings students will engage directly with the exciting debates which are raging today within photography and digital media concerning such crucial issues as privacy, obscenity, surveillance, truth, power, spectacle, authorship, institutional collecting and curating, copyright, ethics, virtuality, on-line identity and so on. They will gain skills in articulating their own relationship to these debates, and will be able to apply their knowledge to the development of their own creative work.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the key current debates photography and media arts
  2. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the key emerging practices and discursive spaces in photography and media arts
  3. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the key contemporary writers and theorists in photography and media arts
  4. Articulate their own opinions in relation to contemporary debates
  5. Apply learnt concepts of the medium to specific examples from the history of media, contemporary practices, and their own work as media artists

Indicative Assessment

Seminar presentation (40%) [LOs 1 - 3]

Submitted written and visual work (40%) [Los 1-3]

Journal/Documentation (20%). [LOs 1-4]

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4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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