PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRECTORIAL MODE 2

VPA3DM2

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is the second 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. Assignments, theoretical research and folio production explore the narrative potential of a cinematic sequence of still images produced in digital, analogue or hybrid modes. Students are encouraged to participate in regular group gallery visits to Melbourne. A DSLR camera is required. VPA3DM1 is a pre-requisite for this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKristian Haggblom

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA3DM1

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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 and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. TEAMWORK

Activities:
Group participation workshop assignment; group exhibition planing and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills

07. ETHICAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS: Show an awareness of social, cultural and ethical issues at all times. To act appropriately at all times, and at all stages of visual production - from prior research through to post production.

Activities:
Develop a broadly based understanding and appreciation of historical and contemporary practice in photography as a personal, cultural and political visual medium.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

08. VISUAL EXPRESSION THROUGH PRAXIS: To develop a creative and individual approach to competencies outcomes.

Activities:
Production of a folio of thematically related images that investigate and coherently express an agreed theme.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, 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: Movies that Don't: Cinematic Stills (1) (1333 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08
Assignment: Movies that Don't: Cinematic Stills (2) (1333 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08
Class Theory Paper (1333 word equivalent)20 03, 05, 06, 07
Folio (4000 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08