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Photographic Culture (PHO305)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description A cultural history of Photography, the major movements and development. An overview of the principle practices, theories and debates. Photographic Culture will create a new context for reflection on the nature of photography, its practices, meanings, and private/public worlds.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the important movements in photography through engagement with seminal texts
ULO2 Demonstrate visual literacy by examining and critically engaging with diverse work and approaches to the medium.
ULO3 Ability to apply photographic theory in the analysis of selected practitioners' work.
ULO4 Gather, synthesise and critically evaluate creative content, ideas, and information
ULO5 Employ a variety of strategies and methods for research and practice Producing creative work consistent with the contemporary norms and standards of a discipline and its related industries.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour; workshops: 1.5 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences Photographic culture is a textual theoretical based unit supported by practical photographic exercises and research. It focuses on developing depth and understanding in photographic language and practice and discourse. Teaching is based on a lecture series combined with workshops and field exercises supported by student readings and research. Students will be expected to work individually and in groups to discuss concepts, photographic works and perform assignments. LMS is used extensively for information dissemination, discussion, and assessment.
Assessment Assessment consists of weekly readings reviewed in class and assessed in weekly in class discussions, a seminar presentation, a practical assignment and an essay. These assessments are designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have grasped the unit's major concepts and have developed skills and proficiency in their communication.
Prerequisites Nil. However some photography experience is advised. If you have no experience with photography it is advised that you complete PHO124 prior to attempting this unit.
Notes Basic to intermediate photography skills are required to complete this unit. Students who have no experience in photography are strongly advised to complete PHO124 Photography I amd/or PHO203 Photography II prior to attempting this unit. PHO204 Visual Literacy is also advised.
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Photography (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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