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Photomedia

Specialisation

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, in particular to contemporary visual arts practice. Photomedia emphasises conceptual and practical investigations through projects designed to foster individual interpretations and aesthetic development, and to 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.

About this major

Over the period of the Master of Contemporary Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.

Graduate opportunities

Master of Contemporary Art graduates have conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art practice, which they have developed through appropriate studio-based methodologies and history and theory seminars. They have a mastery of knowledge in art practice focussed on the practical, theoretical and material context of contemporary art. They are creative and self-motivated. They have produced a substantial and original art project that reflects their creative expertise and knowledge of contemporary art.
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Units of study in this major

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