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Photography, Video & Digital Imaging

2 units for each of Year 11 & Year 12 

Board Endorsed course 

Exclusions: Projects developed for assessment in one subject are not to be used either in full or in part for assessment in any other subject.

Course Costs: $60.00 

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 students' 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/or video and/or 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/or videos and/or 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/or video and/or digital imaging.

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

  • Wet Photography
  • Video
  • 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.

The additional module Individual/Collaborative Project extends students' learning experiences and may reflect students' increasing interests and desire to specialise in one or more of these fields or explore the connections further between the fields.

Particular Course Requirements

Students are required to keep a diary throughout the course.

Students also require a hard drive and large SD card.

Course Contact: Ms Kate Stehr, Head Teacher: Creative & Performing Arts/Languages