Practice and Aims of the Studio
The Photomedia studio focuses on contemporary photomedia art practice. Students are equipped with creative skills relevant to all aspects of this dynamic and expanding area with particular emphasis on contemporary visual arts practice. The program emphasises conceptual and practical investigations through specific projects designed to foster individual interpretations and aesthetic development and promote the acquisition of technical skills and enhance the student's engagement with research. . The Photomedia program includes instruction in chemical photography and electronic photomedia. 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 with its own specialised theoretical concerns and techniques. From the early stages of the undergraduate degree, individual and group projects encourage intellectual and aesthetic development, and foster the acquisition of appropriate skills. While students are initially working in response to assignments, an increasing degree of specialisation and self-direction is expected of senior students.
Studies in Photomedia are supported by comprehensive darkrooms, mural and copy rooms, digital image laboratory and a well-equipped photographic studio support study in Photomedia.