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PT1410 - Photography

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals, basic theory, and practice of photography. It provides an introduction to photography and the use of 35mm digital SLR cameras and accessories, and is especially useful to students who need a basic level of photographic skills as an adjunct to their major area of study. Students studying journalism, sciences, anthropology, archaeology, tourism or media related courses find this a useful subject, as will any student with an interest in improving their photographic skills and understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  • familiarity with the operation of digital SLR cameras and lenses;
  • an understanding of the history and processes of photographic practice;
  • competence in the use of digital SLR cameras and lenses towards the creation of photographic images;
  • an understanding of appropriate file formats and file management;
  • foundation skills in natural and artificial photographic lighting;
  • foundation skills in the use of digital imaging software.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NM1201

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at lectures and practicals is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - 1 hour/week
  • 26 hours practicals - Commence Week 1; 2 hours/week
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at lectures and practicals is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

Cairns, Study Period 6, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 11-Jun-2012 to 28-Jun-2012
Coordinator: Dr Russell Milledge
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at all classes is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - 1 hour/week
  • 26 hours practicals - Commence Week 1; 2 hours/week
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at lectures and practicals is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - 1 hour/week
  • 26 hours practicals - Commence Week 1; 2 hours/week
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at lectures and practicals is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Jul-2012 to 13-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • 8 hours fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (30%); image folio 1 completed in class (30%) image folio 2 completed in class (40%) (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at all classes is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from your lecturer.

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.