This studio encourages creative expression through critical reflective engagement with imaging technologies. Students gain experience with Analogue Darkroom techniques and utilize digital technologies as a platform for convergence and interpretive outcomes.
The studio fosters an awareness of the history and use of imaging technologies in a global environment, while recognizing the value of the local, in the gathering and collection of images, and their subsequent manipulation and use to convey meaning. As a platform for convergence, digital technology is unique in its capacity to combine a range of mediums and approaches to imaging the world. Emphasis is placed on the conceptual development of studio-based projects and a meaningful engagement and interaction with the environment we inhabit.
The studios’ philosophy recognizes the value, power and resonance of images, in response to an ever-increasing engagement with new and emerging forms of visual communication. Introductory and Advanced units are offered in Analogue Black and white Photography, Digital Imaging, Digital Video, Multimedia and Web Design, in addition to the project-based studio explorations associated with the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Degree and postgraduate programs. The Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk) houses a spacious, well equipped Analogue Darkroom and State of the Art Digital Imaging Facilities.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
15 February, 2013