Creative Enquiry Photomedia
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Photography, Studio Art
Taught In English
This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Using AART1100 Critical Studies as a conceptual frame, and drawing as an integral language and a research methodology, this course is an enquiry into the expressive potential of analogue photography. Using light creatively as an exploratory tool, students will be introduced to darkroom practices. These foundation experiences embrace historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual dimensions. Creative Enquiry: Photo - Darkroom, aims to stimulate creative engagement in all aspects of Photomedia practice by providing learning environments that cultivate and support the development of informed individual visual sensibilities. The investigation of a wide range of theoretical and technical approaches will allow students to build their own creative language.
1. An understanding and working knowledge of SLR cameras
2. An understanding of the processes involved in producing a photographic series
3. An understanding of the basics of analogue photographic printing
4. The ability to create, analyze and critique their own artistic output
5. An understanding of the historical and contemporary issues and concerns in photomedia practice
6. The ability to communicate key concepts and ideas visually through the production of a resolved body of photographic work
7. An awareness of safe and responsible work practices.
Creative Enquiry: Photo - Darkroom, will give students a solid understanding of visual culture in relation to photographic practice. The course develops fundamental photographic techniques and methods across digital and analogue technologies. Course content includes:
The development of critical thinking skills through the analysis of key historical, conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues that underpin contemporary photomedia practice
Basic technical process in relation to analogue practice
All aspects of creative image production including: capture and rendering of light; editing and critique; and print presentation.
Development of research journals and methodologies
Engagement in studio practice
Guest lectures and relevant gallery and festival visits
Practical Demonstration: Research Seminar - Mid-Semester
Journal: Research Journal
Portfolio: Portfolio/Studio Practice
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.