• 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, Design
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Baden Pailthorpe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course offers a critical and practical introduction into the principles of analogue photography and darkroom processes. Through a series of practical projects, students will encounter a range of different techniques, chemical operations and approaches to cameraless photography. Studio theory will engage with questions of photographic authorship, materiality, toxicity and the foundational techniques through which our understanding of the medium has evolved. In addition, students will be introduced to a range of contemporary practitioners, and reflect on the intensification and fetishisation of analogue photography in post-digital culture, from Instagram to the Gallery.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. use fundamental skills relevant to analogue photography in response to workshop briefs;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of analogue photography;
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of technical and artistic strategies in analogue photography; and
  4. recognise relationships between concept and process in photographic practice.

Other Information

School of Art and 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Portfolio of practical work (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Major project (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV6601 or ARTV1011.

Prescribed Texts

To be provided on Wattle

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. 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:
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
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7485 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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