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Photographic Studio (PHO306)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Advanced photographic practice, lighting and studio technique. Covers all major aspects of controlled lighting and studio based photographic practice. This course introduces students to advanced techniques in studio lighting and their creative applications. The course focuses on the use of artificial lighting techniques for studio lighting set-ups in addition to specific lighting techniques for portraiture and still life. The emphasis is on the development of studio based technical skills central to the advancement of the student's portfolio work.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1 Ability to work independently to consistently produce quality photographic work on time and to specification
2 Demonstrate effective oral communication with a range of audiences
3 Apply creative, technical and critical thinking skills to address complex problems with critical evaluation of their own work and creative process.
4 Demonstrate an understanding of the commercial context and the requirements of the creative industries
5 Ability to work independently to complete skills based photographic projects and present, discuss and have them critically analysed
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop: 2.5 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences Photographic Studio is a practical based unit that focuses on advanced studio 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.
Assessment Assessment consists of weekly photographic assignments (20%), three major practical portfolio assignments (60%) and a production exegesis (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 1 and PHO203 Photography 2.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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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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Mr Mark Sutton
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e: Mark.Sutton@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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