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Photography and digital media

Elective course Stage 6 - Years 11 and 12

Page out of a students workbook showing photo settings and effects.

Photography, Video and Digital Imaging offers students the opportunity to explore contemporary artistic practices that make use of photography, video and digital imaging. These fields of artistic practice resonate within students experience and understanding of the world and are highly relevant to contemporary ways of interpreting the world. The course offers opportunities for investigation of one or more of these fields and develops student understanding and skills, which contribute to an informed critical practice. The course is designed to enable students to gain an increasing accomplishment and independence in their representation of ideas in the fields of photography and digital imaging and understand and value how these fields of practice invite different interpretations and explanations.

Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding through the making of photographs, and digital images that lead to and demonstrate conceptual and technical accomplishment. They will also develop knowledge, skills and understanding that lead to increasingly accomplished critical and historical investigations of photography and digital imaging. Photographic and Digital Imaging is a Content Endorsed (non ATAR) course.

Modules may be selected in any of the three broad fields of:

  • Wet Photography
  • Digital Imaging

Modules include

  • Introduction to the Field
  • Developing a Point of View
  • Traditions, Conventions, Styles and Genres
  • Manipulated Forms
  • The Arranged Image
  • Temporal Accounts
  • An Occupational Health and Safety Module is mandatory

Particular course requirements

  • Students are required to keep a diary throughout the course.