• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Computer Science, Design Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Baden Pailthorpe
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course offers a critical and practical introduction to post-digital photographic culture, at a time when social media and photoshop has radically transformed the meaning, agency and value of images. Students will learn experimental approaches to digital image-making, with a focus on postproduction techniques and methods for manipulating, staging and exhibiting contemporary photomedia in print and on-screen. The course will contextualise a range of practitioners working in photography and related media since the 1990s, and focusing on questions of authorship, appropriation, copyright and methodologies for subverting image culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. use software and hardware appropriate to digital photomedia practice;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of imaging technologies;
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of technical and artistic methodologies in their own work and the work of others; and
  4. recognise relationships between concept and process in the production of creative works.

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 (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Major Project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Studio Presentation (5 mins) (20) [LO 2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 94 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 any of the following courses: ARTV1602, ARTV6602 or ARTV6614.

Prescribed Texts

As published on Wattle.

Preliminary Reading

Shore, Robert. Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera. Laurence King Publishing, 2014.

Ritchin, Fred. After Photography. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Squiers, Carol, ed. What Is a Photograph? New York?: International Center of Photography, 2014


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3600
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
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
4482 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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