Photomedia focuses on the full range of visual art practices that make up contemporary photomedia. You will be equipped with creative skills relevant to all aspects of this dynamic and expanding area with particular emphasis on contemporary visual arts practice.
The photomedia studio emphasises conceptual and practical investigations through projects designed to foster individual interpretations and aesthetic development and promote the acquisition of technical skills and enhance your engagement with research. Photomedia includes instruction in digital photomedia and chemical photography. Study options cover a cross-section of photomedia investigations: photomedia-installation including the still and moving image; documentary photography; experimental and contemporary practice using analogue and digital technologies. Each study option includes its own specialised theoretical concerns and techniques.
First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary and studio-specific units of study. From second year on students undertake a 12-credit point photomedia studio major each semester. The major study is combined with a 3-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete 3-credit point studio theory in media arts and a 6-credit point theoretical enquiry unit each semester.
Photomedia graduates become practicing artists, including photographers and multimedia designers. They also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, public art, digital imaging, commercial photography, film, animation, the multimedia industry and publishing.
Further study for major
Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art or documentary photography. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.