Photographic Studies 1

Subject FINA10013 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 7 hours contact plus 12 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview:

This subject encourages students to explore their ideas using a range of processes and to access digital and moving image resources. Students determine the nature of their practice under the critical guidance of tutorial staff. Theory is introduced with an assignment component designed to pose conceptual problems. Students are required to develop a critical language through which their work can be articulated to the tutorial group. Students are required to access via group discussion, slide talks and gallery excursions, a comprehensive knowledge of national and international contemporary art practice.

Learning Outcomes:


Assessment is based on a substantial body of work featuring resolved images/installations and elaborate documentation of installations. An ideas book developed throughout the semester which has evidence of the processes explored in the development of submitted works, important reference materials, documentation from tutorials including a summary of your outside tutorial and technical data which you consider relevant. A selection of assigned work. (100%).

Prescribed Texts:

Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

Download PDF version.