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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 2021

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

Dr. Linda Erceg

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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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.



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)


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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