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Hobart, Launceston


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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.


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 2021

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

Dr. Linda Erceg

Teaching staff

Dr. Linda Erceg

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



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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.





Mutual Exclusions

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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).


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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