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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 Photographic Studio covers major aspects of controlled lighting and studio based photographic practice. The unit focuses on the use of artificial lighting techniques with a focus on still life and product photography. The student will be introduced to how light is affected by the unique characteristics of objects, such as form, texture, colour and shape. 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. Work independently to consistently produce quality photographic work on time and to specification
2. Understand how the unique characteristics of objects affect light
3. Develop proficiency in lighting systems for studio or on location
4. Demonstrate effective written and spoken communication with a range of audiences
5. Apply creative, technical and critical thinking skills to address complex problems with critical evaluation of the creative process.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the commercial context and the requirements of the creative industries
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshop: 2.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Photographic Studio is a practical unit that builds on photographic skills and theoretical concepts learned in Photography II. 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 as well as in groups to discuss theoretical concepts and to perform 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%), two practical photographic assessments (both 15% each) and a final portfolio with a written exegesis (combined 40%). 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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Talhy Stotzer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2185
e: T.Stotzer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.063 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Talhy Stotzer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2185
e: T.Stotzer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.063 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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