Courses & Units

Photography 1 FSH111

Hobart

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

Note:

This unit has a quota.

A basic understanding of both camera controls and computing skills are assumed for this unit. Students are to provide their own camera. As a minimum standard this must have full manual control.

Introduction

Photography 1 will introduce you to the medium of photography. Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary practice.

Study of this unit will involve undertaking basic skills and techniques, and introduce you to experimenting, critiquing and conceptualising form and method.

Thematic lectures will provide an overview of historical and contemporary photography, and support projects that advance technical proficiency and your capacity to transform concepts into photographic imagery.

Students will be encouraged to consider connections to other Studio units.

Summary

Unit name Photography 1
Unit code FSH111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Linda Erceg

Teaching staff

Dr Linda Erceg

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge and skills to manipulate techniques and materials in the photographic medium.
  2. Respond to, and interpret a brief to produce finished work using photographic media.
  3. Apply WHS practices relevant to photographic techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100303

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of both camera controls and computing skills are assumed for this unit. Students who do not have these skills should enrol in Introduction to Photography (FSH101) as a prerequisite.

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly studio sessions (3 hours), that comprise of technical workshops, group learning activities and individual studio time, and 6 x 1 hour lecture/viewing/demonstration.

There is an expectation of at least an additional 3 hours independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).

Assessment

Task 1: Presentation (10%)

Task 2: Critique (30%)

Task 3: Artist statement, 300 words (10%)

Task 4: Folio of works addressing a brief (30%)

Task 5: Journal and folio of process pieces (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

Recommended

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