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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This, the penultimate Unit, prepares the student for the final step. The student's in depth knowledge regarding industry standards and expectations and the practicing photojournalist is extended. Exclusive interviews with Andrew Quilty, Tamara Voninsky and David Callow offer the student valuable insights into contemporary and diverse ways of working within the industry. One of the assignments introduces students to the use of both video, sound and still capture and subsequent editing/mixing techniques. Research and visual exploration of Assignment 3 to begin in Week 5. Access to Adobe Lightroom OR Photoshop is mandatory. DSLR camera with RAW file quality is mandatory. Optional On Campus intensive offered. Information delivered IS THE SAME as that offered in the online delivery. Minimum 10 students to attend.

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 VPA2PJ4, VPA3PJ4


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for the Photojournalism Minor in the ABA or RBA- Bachelor of Arts degree.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAmerica by car / Lee Friedlander,RecommendedFriedlander, Lee1ST ED., LIMITED ED. NEW YORK: D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS
ReadingsBody Horror: Photojournalism, Catastrophe and War,RecommendedTaylor, J 1998MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsDuffy: In his own words,RecommendedDuffy, C 2011ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB
ReadingsAdobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: a professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PCPreliminaryEvening, M. 2010BOSTON ; OXFORD: FOCAL PRESS.

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.

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

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

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

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