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The Photo Essay: An Introduction HEJ001



This unit is fully online and is only available for enrolment through the College of Arts, Law and Education online registration process:

Website: The Photo Essay

Contact: / +61 3 6226 6365

Actual Dates: 1 April – 24 May


We know the impact that photographic images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breathtaking and even powerful agents of change.  In this unit, you will work with media professionals to learn the basics of creating a photo essay.  During the unit you will hone your writing skills and learn how to create, select, and edit photographic images.  Putting words and images together, you will learn how to use the photo essay format for personal, professional, or creative expression.


Unit name The Photo Essay: An Introduction
Unit code HEJ001
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts|Journalism, Media and Communications
Teaching staff

Dr Linda Erceg and Dr Erin Hawley, Media and Creative Arts staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 3/6/2019 12/6/2019 24/6/2019 14/7/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 100303

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online. Students should expect to spend 4-6 hours weekly. This includes engaging with the content pages, completing practical and research activities and working on their three assignments.


Three assignments (Ungraded pass/fail only):

1. Participation Hurdle (online quiz) (10%),

2. Image Analysis (40%) and

3. Photo Essay (50%).

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