PH038 Exploring Photography

6 credit points

Course Code PH)38

Subject Outline

PH038 Exploring Photography

Lecturer

Chloe Little/ Sarah Abad

Program Director

Sarah Abad

Duration

8 Weeks

Pre-requisites

PH036

Contact hours/week

7.5

Credit points

6

Self Study hours/week

7.5

 

Subject Description

Students have already learnt the essentials of image capture and the processing and production of photographic images.


This subject has a strong theoretical orientation. It concentrates on a range of topics concerning photographic practice with the aim to enhance student’s appreciation and better understanding of the photographic process, its culture, its craft and the history and exemplars that made it such an important medium of visual communication.


The subject develops understanding of basic visual communication principles and visual literacy through research, analysis and critique. Students are encouraged to consider all forms of media in their research and development. Personal work and that of photographic luminaries is presented and discussed to develop awareness and a basic understanding of symbolic imagery, visual rhetoric and atmospherics. At progressive stages students undertake assignments based on photographic briefs that encourage personal and persuasive responses, following conceptual development.

 

Learning outcomes or Competencies

  1. Summarise major developments in the history of photography

  2. Develop visual literacy in the analysis of photographs and in the discussion of their own photographic practice

  3. Produce a range of photographs that demonstrate a persuasive and personal use of photography

  4. Exhibit a conceptual approach to photographic image making

  5. Engage a target audience through effective visual communication

 

Assessment Table

Name/No

Type

Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

PH038A1

Presentation

20

5

1, 2

PH038A2

Project

30

7

3, 4, 5

PH038A3

Project

40

8

3, 4, 5

PH038A4

Presentation

10

9

3, 4, 5

 

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