Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAVA124
Subject Name Introduction to Photography 1
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence VISA124
Assessment Assignment - Visual Research Assignment 15% Assignment -Visual Process Journal 25% Project - Self-directed projects 60%
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
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
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
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
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-Course information not Found
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 Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 215
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 4 hr studio per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jacky Redgate
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jacky Redgate
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This is an introduction to digital photography and Photoshop. Students learn digital camera skills, digital manipulation and printing to make photographic artworks. Lectures, demonstrations, and exercises are organised to develop image-making techniques and critical skills to create self-directed art projects using photography. Topics covered include: camera skills, lighting, composition, Photoshop and an overview of contemporary art photography. Students are expected to maintain a visual diary of their art processes. Students will learn to use a digital SLR, but may use any digital camera for major assignments.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate studio skills and visual arts studio experience in their chosen medium
2. demonstrate a further a degree of self reliance and independence demonstrated through the management of class projects and self directed projects
3. demonstrate an awareness of the strategies for initiating and resolving Visual ideas
4. demonstrate a range of interpretative and critical skills in reviewing their work through comparison with relevant contemporary artists
5. achieve 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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