NEW DOCUMENTARY 4

VPA3ND4

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject New Documentary 4 explores contemporary modes of photographic practice that engage with theoretical and technical aspects that expand on the traditions of investigative visual culture. The assignments equip students with technical and conceptual methodologies to engage contemporary self-directed issues - be they small and personal or large-scale worldwide discussions - through varying lens-based techniques that are expanded on from New Documentary 1, 2 & 3. Importantly, New Documentary focuses on mediums that reflect and best convey visual stories. The subject is formatted to have a cross-campus itinerary that expands on student engagement with place and community in a globalised context. New Documentary 4 is a semester two third year subject where students generate their own subject matter for projects that lead to a folio. In semester two further consideration is given to presentation techniques that include folio, exhibition and online platforms.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristian Haggblom

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING/VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Exhibit professional outcomes in contemporary photographic and photojournalistic practice

Activities:
Continually evaluate student outcomes against industry and professional examples. Assignment outcomes demonstrate development of technical and conceptual abilities that visually articulate and communicate to the viewer in a multi layered and complex way
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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

Activities:
Evaluation of influences of professional outcomes both technical and conceptual Creative problem solving demonstrated by project outcomes in assignment and folio presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. INQUIRY/RESEARCH: Conduct qualitative research into situations, events to be visually documented. Research should provide multi layered and complex information about potential documentary subject matter.

Activities:
Assignments that must be researched prior to visual documentation occurring. At least two assignments of this type each semester
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. SPEAKING:

Activities:
Clarifying ideas via reviews and critique of fellow students and other documentary makers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. TEAM WORK/PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:

Activities:
Negotiation with appropriate people/bodies in relation to projects - both community and on campus.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. WRITING: Communicate effectively, precisely and convincingly in written documentation appropriate to project needs, language and style appropriate to the project - that is either media organisation or exhibition venue.

Activities:
Artist Statements required for Gallery Exhibition Submission. Caption writing skills as specified by media organisations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

07. VISUAL EXPRESSION THROUGH PRAXIS: Develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes. To develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes.

Activities:
To promote personal development
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

08. 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 documentation - from prior research through to post production.

Activities:
Through consulation and research of sbject matter research, understand and act in an ethical manner
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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