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Photography 1 (PHO124)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit is an introduction to the theory and practice of photography. The course will equip students to develop the conceptual and technical skills required to produce substantial photography projects. Students will develop a proposed area of project development at the beginning of the course to develop into a portfolio project by the end of semester. In addition students will be introduced to the history, the key theoretical debates, photographic movements and practitioners of photography.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1 Developing digital photographic skills using DSLR
ULO2 Developing basic digital imaging skills
ULO3 Introductory image literacy skills
ULO4 Introductory image design & communication skills
ULO5 Broad understanding of the history of photography, major movements and key theoretical debates.
ULO6 Demonstrate effective written and oral communication with a range of audiences, producing creative work consistent with the contemporary norms and standards of the discipline and its related industries
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops 1.5 hours per week for 12 weeks; Lectures 1 x 1 hour per week for 12 weeks.
Unit Learning Experiences Photography I is a practical based unit that focuses on photographic skills and competencies informed by theoretical concepts. Teaching is based on a lecture series combined with 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 exercises (20%), weekly in class quizzes (10%), a group studio assignment (25%) , a a major practical portfolio assignment (30%) and participation in workshops (15%). 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 Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC124 Photography and Digital Imaging may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This unit is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 in order to ensure that students have reasonable access to the School's photographic equipment. While the school has camera equipment available for loan it is highly recommended that students obtain a camera of their own to use for this course (entry level DSLR). The school uses the Canon system so in order to use the schools loan lenses and accessories the Canon system is advised but not compulsory.
Previously 2013: MCC124
2013: 'Photography and Digital Imaging'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Vikki Wilson
Lecturer Multimedia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6245
e: V.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.052 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Vikki Wilson
Lecturer Multimedia

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6245
e: V.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.052 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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