Courses & Units

Photography 2B FSH215



This unit focuses on the development of ideas and images leading to final, resolved artworks. While you will deal with many of the more traditional issues surrounding painting, you might also employ new technologies, or other non-conventional processes.

In undertaking this unit students build on their acquired skills to explore painting through a range of media and techniques, whilst further developing their conceptual approach. Students will be guided through more in depth approaches to observation and reflection, connecting their studio-based experiences with contextual knowledge of contemporary, critical discourse. Students are expected to become increasingly competent in their ability to use exploratory processes to develop and realise resolved work, to identify their individual expression and to critically engage with artworks. Study of this unit will involve guided individual and collaborative investigation.


Unit name Photography 2B
Unit code FSH215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr. Martin Walch

Teaching staff

Dr. Martin Walch

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use digital and/or analogue cameras and digital editing tools to manipulate photographic imagery for the production of photographic artworks.
  2. Document and evaluate technical experiments, decision-making and conceptual exploration of a self-directed thematic, through a process of critical and contextual analysis and reflection.
  3. Create a series of photographic images that document formulated ideas and concepts generated through a set project and a self-directed thematic.
  4. Identify and follow WHS practices relevant to photographic techniques, materials, equipment and work spaces.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100303 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Weekly studio sessions (3 hours) that comprise of technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time.

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: Portfolio of works in response to a self-directed proposal (30%)

Task 2: Journal and folio of process pieces (20%)

Task 3: Presentation (10%)

Task 4: Artist statement (10%)

Task 5: Critique (30%)

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