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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 advanced photographic practice and alternative imaging processes. Students explore technical and aesthetic modes of photographic practice. The unit is designed to prepare students for major portfolio, exhibition and commercial practice. Students will be introduced to the conceptual and technical methods required to plan and develop substantial project work.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1 Developing proficiency in Studio lighting modes, styles, design and equipment knowledge
ULO2 Developing proficiency in Lighting systems for studio or location
ULO3 Developing proficiency in Studio genres such as Still life, product and Portrait
ULO4 Developing proficiency in Mise en Scene, colour control and design
ULO5 Developing written and Spoken communication skills
ULO6 Developing knowledge of history and development of studio photography
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops 2.5 h/wk.
Unit Learning Experiences Photography II is a practical based unit that focuses on photographic skills and competencies informed by theoretical concepts. Teaching is based on extended workshops and photographic field exercises supported by readings and research. Students will be expected to work individually and groups to discuss theoretical concepts and perform photographic assignments. LMS is used extensively for information dissemination, discussion, and assessment.
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%), weekly in class quizzes (10%), two major practical portfolio assignments (50%) and a production exegesis (essay)(20%). 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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