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Honours Topic in Photography B (PHO562)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, Y-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description 'Photobook'
This unit is a study of the form of the Photobook and it offers opportunity to conduct creative work in tandem with creative and historical research on an important photographic publication form.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Students should be able to design, create and self-publish (in physical and web gallery form) a photobook of their own creative project.
2. Students should gain a detailed understanding of the history of this primary and characteristic publication format for photography.
3. Research.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit combines timetabled learning through seminar-style tutorials with a strong self-study component (especially relevant for Honours and Masters research students).
Academics who have experience with producing and exhibiting photography, carrying out their own creative search, supervising and examining theses will deliver the unit content to students
Students are expected to read the core readings for each session and participate on a weekly basis. Students will gain experience in leading the weekly seminar discussion, guided by tutor. (internal and external).
Students will have iterative creative & production work in progress meetings scheduled through the semester's work.
Other Learning Experiences Possibly field trips from time to time.
Assessment The production of a photobook 40% Demonstrates skills in the creation of Photographic portfolio; design and production of the Photobook.
An investigative Essay on the history of the Photobook.30% Conduct research and write papers that demonstrate the student's ability to understand and reference current academic research in the area. (3000 words)
Presentation :30% Ability to lead a seminar discussion demonstrating student's ability to understand, orally present and reference current academic research in the area.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours.
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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