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Photography 2 (PHO203)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Photography II focuses on the use of artificial lighting in both the studio and on location. The characteristics and qualities of light are investigated both theoretically and technically, and proficiency in various lighting systems is developed. Students will be introduced to the conceptual and technical methods required to plan and develop substantial project work.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Develop proficiency in studio lighting modes, styles, design and equipment knowledge
2. Develop efficiency in lighting systems for studio or on location
3. Develop proficiency in classic portrait lighting set-ups
4. Creatively apply mise-en-scene, colour control, and design to a photographic shoot
5. Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication with a range of audiences
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops 2.5 per week
Unit Learning Experiences Photography II is a practical unit that focuses on photographic skills informed by theoretical concepts. Teaching is based on extended workshops and photographic field exercises both on location and in the studio. These workshops will include lectures, practical challenges that encourage experimentation, critical analysis, discussion, presentation and reflection. Students will be expected to work individually and in groups to discuss theoretical concepts, and to complete photographic assignments.
Other Learning Experiences Students have weekly practical photography assignments to complete which may involve travelling and working on external locations and in public spaces.
Assessment Assessment consists of weekly photographic exercises (20%), attendance and participation (10%), a seminar presentation (20%), and a final portfolio with a project plan and exegesis (combined 50%). These assessments are designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have grasped the unit's major concepts and have developed a proficiency in their practical application.
Prerequisites PHO124 Photography I
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Talhy Stotzer

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e: T.Stotzer@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mr Mark Sutton
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e: Mark.Sutton@murdoch.edu.au
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