Leader: Matthew Perkins
Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit focuses on the production of a major body of Photomedia work, demonstrating a critical and topical engagement within a contemporary art and design context. the unit will enable students to bring their creative practice to a substantial level of competency with skills in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of Photomedia, with emphasis on refining their personal visual language. As a major part of the unit is proposal-based, students will negotiate a theme of personal interest in the field of contemporary Photomedia with an understanding of the implications of media choice and presentation.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit students will: 1. have an advanced practical and critical understanding of Photomedia; 2. understand and be able to apply Photomedia processes, techniques and images to a major body of work; 3. be able to produce a major body of work which demonstrates advanced technique integrally linked with ambitious ideas; 4. have carried out a negotiated project on a theme of personal interest which results in a folio of images, or other forms of presentation as appropriate, with supporting documentation in a journal; 5. have considered how their work is placed in the context of current practice; 6. understand the implications of media choice and presentation; 7. be able to articulate their practice with clarity and insight; 8. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.
Assessment: Folio: 90% (which includes progressive assessment); Journal: 10%
Contact Hours: 12 hours per week including, 4 taught hours and 8 independent study hours.