PHOTOGRAPHY: THE CONSTRUCTED IMAGE 1

VPA2CI1

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Photography has a rich history of imagery made in the studio, and there is a vital diversity in current photographic practice. The Constructed Image 1 explores the use of controllable space as a physical site for photographic image making. Learning to control the formal or improvised space of photography provides part of the conceptual framework for the application of specialised lighting and shooting techniques. Theoretical research is undertaken to investigate the nature of meaning and representation in imagery that proposes, at minimum, a mediated reality. Creation of digital, analogue and hybrid modes are presented via practical assignments and the submission of a folio of photographic artwork.  Students are encouraged to participate in regular group gallery visits to Melbourne to reflect on how their work is contextualised in the contemporary art field.  A DSLR camera is required.  This subject is a pre-requisite for VPA2-CI2.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKristian Haggblom

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions CORE subject for ABCAB (Photography)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge to realise art works, artefacts and forms of creative practice.

Activities:
Studio based learning activities. Problem based learning activities. Student directed learning activities. Extended projects.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse and discuss artworks, concepts, materials and technologies used in creative arts disciplines and interdisciplinary practices.

Activities:
Self and peer group reviews of studio work to info
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Develop research approaches into own practice and analyse the professional practice of other artists and the techniques and materials used through primary and secondary sources.

Activities:
Studio research activities. Journal documentation of research aspects of creative practice. Extended projects.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Develop a depth of creative practice through involvement in skills and knowledge discipline intensives and reflective processes with critical analysis of own art works, contemporary artist's practices and how these are contextualised into the art industry.

Activities:
Studio based learning activities. Problem based learning activities. Student directed learning activities. Extended projects.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Work independently or collaboratively in a creative arts discipline in response to project demands.

Activities:
Workshop activities to support management of self, time and resources to meet creative practice project demands. Extended projects
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1: Response to Brief Assignment 2: Response to Brief (2700 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Class Theory Paper (1300 word)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Folio (4000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05