• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rowan Conroy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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This course is structured around projects designed to introduce a range of skills and technologies coupled with conceptual and thematic aspects. The course teaches location shooting, analogue photography, and specific fine printing techniques in both the digital and darkroom space. Students engage in a process of investigation through individual responses to various themes. A studio theory program that introduces students to aspects of the history and theory of the medium must also be completed. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
      1. competently utilise a range of skills relevant to advanced darkroom practice and fine printing in response to Photomedia Workshop projects;
      2. explore the potential of materials and processes used in advanced darkroom practice and fine printing based projects;
      3. investigate the inventive application of concepts and processes relevant to the advanced darkroom practice and fine printing; and
      4. engage with the historical and theoretical aspects of the medium.

      Other Information

      School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place. It is highly recommended students complete ARTV1601 before enrolling in this course if they do not have any experience of analogue darkroom photography.

      Indicative Assessment

      Portfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
      Studio Theory presentation, 5 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
      Journal/Documentation (10%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
      Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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      130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
      a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
      b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      To enrol in this course you must have completed at least one of the following courses: ARTV1601, ARTV1602 or ARTV2611. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2603 or ARTV2003 or ARTV6605.

      Assumed Knowledge

      An understanding of fundamental photographic concepts: camera functions, f-stops and exposure.



      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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      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
      2019 $3000
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2019 $4560
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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      Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

      First Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
      3206 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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