Through one core and one thematic strand, you develop a rigorous studio practice that embraces digital and analogue forms of still photography along with moving image, photo-installation and mixed media. In the core strand, you develop conceptual strategies for creating artworks in response to the rich historical and theoretical frameworks that underpin the photographic studio as a site. You develop skills in lighting, scene composition, studio portraiture and object photography. In the thematic strand, you may select a key idea central to contemporary photomedia practice - ranging from documentary practice to performative photography - to explore in your independent practice. You develop a self-directed project that involves critical research, planning and implementing ideas via diverse methods of photographic production. You work closely with your peers and academic staff to develop good communication skills for expressing ideas and discussing work in progress. You acquire skills to assess, refine and produce quality print outputs, projections, presentations and installations.
2x3-hour studio class/week
preliminary proposal (20%) and major work (80%)
CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)Prohibitions