Courses & Units

Digital Photography FFR217



This intermediate unit is designed to explore introduce and explore Digital Photography, and to align photographic theory with practice and process. The unit will explore studio and camera fundamentals, and develop a student's ability to navigate the meaning of images through an introduction to visual literacy and the role of critical thinking and contemporary theory. Theme, style and context will be explored to identify photography's place in contemporary art and its position as a medium for representation. The unit places emphasis on giving form to an idea by integrating technical, aesthetic and conceptual skills in producing images, and in exploring the impact of 'agency' and 'methodology' in the process of image making.


Unit name Digital Photography
Unit code FFR217
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Dr Troy Ruffels

Teaching staff

Sessional staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

1 x 3 hr workshop per week for 13 week


Formal folio/presentation of set class projects 70% Research Projects 30%

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