Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

Subject Information
Subject Code CAVA126
Subject Name Introduction to Photography Intensive
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Visual Research Assignment, visual process journal, self-directed project
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 8 hrs studio weeks 1-6, 4hr studio week 7
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Kendal Heyes
Tom Williams
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jon Cockburn
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
Intensive workshop in the visual arts will be offered by professional artists and craftspeople. This is an introduction to digital photography, Photoshop and darkroom negative production (35mm SLR), through to digital negative making, scanning and printing. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and excursions are organised to develop image-making techniques and critical skills to create self-directed photographic art projects. Topics covered include: camera skills: exposure control, lighting, composition, Photoshop and a historical and contemporary overview of photography. Students are expected to maintain a visual diary of their art processes. Students will be introduced to program material via lectures and structured class exercises that will provide students with the required technical, formal and conceptual skills to undertake the self-directed project. Students are encouraged to develop independent learning through visual experiences, ideas and expressive practice. The subject will aim to develop the technical skills and creative potential of each student.

Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On completion of this subject students will have acquired studio skills and Visual Arts studio experience in photography; developed self reliance and independence demonstrated through the management of class projects and self directed projects; an awareness of the strategies for initiating and resolving Visual ideas; introduced to a range of interpretative and critical skills in reviewing their work through comparison with relevant contemporary artists; achieved a fluency in researching contemporary arts practice and discussion of contemporary art movements.

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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