Photography (A/T/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

Digital Photography challenges our students to express themselves creatively. They learn technical precision, communication through images, problem solving and critical analysis. Students explore all aspects of digital photography including lighting techniques and digital imaging production processes. Skills in communication, observation and analysis are a major focus of our teaching. Students also investigate the historical, social and cultural contexts of photography.

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Workload expectation

All Photography units have an emphasis on practical work with the inclusion of written analytical tasks as well as the inclusion of an assignment that documents the creating process.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor, Major, Major-Minor

Note: There are no pre-requisites; however, Introductory Digital Photography is suggested as the first unit of study.

Suggested Minor Course

Semester

Unit

1

Introductory Digital Photography

2

Continuing Digital Photography

Suggested Major Course

Semester

Unit

1

Introductory Digital Photography

2

Continuing Digital Photography

3

Contemporary Photography

4

Photography Negotiated Study

Unit descriptions

Introduction to Digital Photography

In this unit students will use a scanner, digital camera, computer and appropriate software to acquire, manipulate and produce original photographic images. They will demonstrate an understanding of the works of contemporary photographers, artists and designers who use digital technology and generate ideas to produce digital photographic images.

Continuing Digital Photography

In this unit students will generate their own ideas to produce a series of images exploring a variety of contemporary photography applications. They will also be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of composition and design elements in constructing photographic images.

Contemporary Photography

In this unit students will develop a contemporary approach to the production of their own work and choose appropriate media and presentation for the style of work. They will also present a series of images that interpret contemporary issues.

Photography Negotiated Study

In this unit students will negotiate their own learning outcomes in relation to production of their own photographic images. They will select an appropriate form of presentation for their work and produce a series of images suitable for a portfolio.