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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Subject 3 of 6 Subjects. The subject continues to consolidate and extend the student's skill base. We introduce students to narrative, including the use of audio and image - an exciting development, opening vast possibilities for the use of still image and sound. Student knowledge will be enriched, both for those aspiring to a career in the photographic arena, and the student who is undertaking study to enhance their skill and conceptual base. At week 5 students to commence research and visual exploration of assignment 3. Students must have access to Photoshop CS3,4,5 etc. Photoshop Elements is acceptable but NOT desirable. A DSLR camera using a memory card is mandatory. To view work by students in online Photojournalism visit La Trobe Link

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA1PJ2 or VPA2PJ2 or VPA3PJ2


Incompatible subjects VPA2PJ3

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsErnst Haas: Color Correction,RecommendedProdger, P, Ewing, W 2011STEIDL
ReadingsJames Welling: Light sources 1992-2005,RecommendedWelling, J 2009STEIDL
ReadingsMagnum Contact Sheets,RecommendedLubben, K 2011THAMES & HUDSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. 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.

Develop a broad knowledge base to the specific Visual Art disciplines. Across the 6 Units specific lectures are devoted to this subject
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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.

Assignments that must be researched prior to visual documentation occurring. At least two assignments of this type each semester
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Exhibit professional outcomes in contemporary photographic and photojournalistic practice

Continually evaluate student outcomes against industry and professional examples. Assignment outcomes demonstrate development of technical and conceptual abilities tthat visually articulate and communicate to the viewer in a multi layered and complexway

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

To promote personal development

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.

Artist Statements required for Gallery Exhibition Submission. Caption writing skills as specified by media organisations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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