The film or photographic studio is a space where image-worlds are painstakingly constructed, animated and captured. This course focuses on the contemporary studio as a site of artistic production, artifice and control where bodies and objects are lit and arranged for the gaze of the camera. Students will be introduced to technical and artistic methodologies related to studio practice, undertaking creative experimentation with lighting, rigging, staging, fabrication, still and moving image capture techniques. This course takes an expanded approach to the studio environment, supporting the hybrid development of skills across photography, video and animation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- research, design and construct a studio environment or tableau in response to project briefs;
- explore the creative potential of lighting, rigging, point of view and other studio techniques in the production of still and/or moving image works;
- reflect on the historical and theoretical contexts of studio practice and its contemporary possibilities; and
- evaluate the impact of technical and artistic methodologies in their own practice and the works of others.
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.
- Portfolio of Studio Work (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Major Project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research and process documentation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
To be supplied on Wattle.
Please note that the course has an intensive focus on the possibilities of lighting and production in photography and video, with limited focus on photography or video camera skills which are covered in course ARTV1610.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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