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2013 FSH111 Photography 1

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Students to provide their own camera. As a minimum standard this must have full manual control.

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FSH111 H H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Photography 1 will broaden your understanding of the photographic medium. You will be encouraged to explore fundamental elements of photography as strategic tools of communication and to build your own visual vocabulary. Concepts and skills are introduced through a series of demonstrations/workshops. Weekly thematic slide lectures provide students with an overview of historical and contemporary photography, and support projects that advance technical proficiency and the student's capacity to transform concepts into photographic imagery. Regular group critiques and individual consultation with the lecturer foster the exchange of ideas and provide feedback on student progress.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


3 set projects including journal. Project 1 25%, Project 2 25%, Project 3 50%

TEACHING PATTERN: 1 hr lecture session, 3 hrs studio practical weekly with an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work per week (13 weeks)

Prereq A basic understanding of both camera controls and computing skills are assumed for this unit. Students who do not have these skills should enrol in Introduction to Photography (FSH101) as a prerequisite.

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STAFF: Assoc Prof David Stephenson, Ms A MacDonald, Dr Ruth Frost, Dr Martin Walch and sessional staff

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