Courses & Units

The Photo Essay: Storytelling with image and text FXA202

Hobart

Introduction

We know the impact that photographic and digital images can have on us, individually and collectively. When images and words come together to tell a story they can be entertaining, revelatory, breath-taking, and even powerful agents of change. In this unit, you will learn how to create a photo essay, by honing your writing skills and learning how to create, select, and edit photographic and digital images. Putting words and images together, you will identify how to use the photo essay format for professional and creative expression and evaluate how this format and the skills that you have learnt can be applied in the context of Creative Arts and Health, Education or other relevant professional fields.

Summary

Unit name The Photo Essay: Storytelling with image and text
Unit code FXA202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr. Linda Erceg

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-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 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Create, analyse and edit photographic and digital images.
  2. Write expressive, concise and effective captions informed by critical reflective practice.
  3. Create stories by effectively sequencing photographic and digital images with words.
  4. Critically evaluate creative work, integrating and applying theoretical knowledge within a relevant professional context.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
109999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture (30 minutes weekly x 6 times)
Tutorial (2 hours weekly x 6 times)  
Discussion boards participation and self-paced learning activities (3 hours weekly x 6 times)

Assessment

Task 1: Quiz (10%)

Task 2: Image and caption (20%)

Task 3: Photo essay (50%)

Task 4: Critical reflection, 800 words (20%)

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Textbooks

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