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NM2230 - Photography Criticism

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Within the traditions of art criticism, this subject deconstructs photographic works for the purpose of evaluating the structural elements within an image including context, meaning and design. This subject will allow students to develop and articulate thoughtful criticism of photographic images. It is set around criticism activities such as; describing, interpreting, evaluating and theorising. This subject is available to any student using visual forms of communication within disciplines including; creative arts, professional photography, science, journalism and other disciplines requiring the understanding of how images work and function.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse photomedia artefacts;
  • articulate thoughtful criticism of photomedia artefacts;
  • produce a body of photographic work that incorporates concepts associated with photographic criticism theory and practice;
  • develop skills in self directed-learning effectively.
Prerequisites: 12 CP of Level 1 Subjects


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Amy Forbes
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - online participation
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (25%); essays (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.