PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRECTORIAL MODE 1

VPA3DM1

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is the first of two subjects that investigate the Directorial Mode of still photography. Deliberately staged scenarios that may project an internal, poetic reality invite consideration of the fictional nature of the photographic image and the activation of tension between a constructed truth and and the optically literal image that expresses it. Theoretical research is undertaken to contextualise contemporary practice in a rich history that dates back to the mid-19th century. Practical assignment work and folio production are supported in digital, analogue and hybrid modes. Students are encouraged to participate in regular group gallery visits to Melbourne. A DSLR camera is required. This subject is a pre-requisite for VPA3DM2.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CORE subject for ABCAB (Photography)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. CRITICAL THINKING/CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Develop cognitive and technical ability in the use of required technologies. Analyse project/assignment/folio opportunities and develop creative solutions.

Activities:
Assignments that must be researched prior to, and in conjunction with, the production of images that answer a specific assignment brief. Production of a folio of thematically realted images that investigate and coherently express an agreed theme.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. INQUIRY/RESEARCH: Conduct qualitative research into conceptual and technical characteristics and attributes of the medium. Research should provide multi-layered and complex information about current and intended practice.

Activities:
Assignments that must be researched prior to, and in conjunction with, the production of images that answer a specific assignment brief. Production of a folio of thematically realted images that investigate and coherently express an agreed theme.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. SPEAKING: Communicate verbally with confidence and clarity using language and style appropriate to the task.

Activities:
Colloquia and discussion in small groups and large
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. TEAMWORK

Activities:
Group participation workshop assignment; group exhibition planing and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Exhibit accomplished outcomes in contemporary photographic practice

Activities:
Continually evaluate student outcomes in the light of contemporary best practice in the medium. Assignment outcomes demonstrate development of technical and conceptual abilities tthat visually articulate and communicate to the viewer in a multi layered and complexway
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. WRITING: Communicate effectively, precisely and convincingly in written documentation appropriate to the assignment, using language and style appropriate to the task.

Activities:
Research paper; essay; artist's statement; gallery exhibition review; folio proposal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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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

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

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture 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: Disbelief as a Catalyst (1333 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
Assignment: Managing your Universe: Constructed Realities (1333 word equivalent)20 05
Class Theory Paper (1333 word equivalent)20
Folio (4000 word equivalent)40