Undergraduate Courses

Photography

This major will equip you with the technical, conceptual and theoretical skills to embark on a career as a practising visual artist or in other related fields such as commercial, documentary or multi-media photography and design. The course will cultivate informed practitioners through visual experiences and critical thinking.

You will undertake a range of studies utilising analogue and digital technologies in diverse studio subjects including digital photography and Photoshop, darkroom processes and printing, studio lighting (portraiture and still life), fieldwork site and context, photo- assemblage and series and photography in the expanded field of new technologies (including audio and the moving image).

You will develop practical studio skills alongside an understanding of traditions and concepts relevant to photography in historical, theoretical and contemporary visual art contexts. You will study under the guidance of some of Australia’s leading contemporary photographic practitioners and scholars.

This major can accompany another major within the Bachelor of Arts to add a creative aspect to your degree.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Photography major students will be able to:

  1. Identify how Photography has developed as a discipline and a profession and how it relates to other disciplines and professions
  2. Resolve visual ideas through management of self-directed photographic art projects
  3. Generate individual photographic artworks that express a distinct point of view
  4. Evaluate key historical and theoretical debates that have shaped contemporary art and apply insights to personal practice

 

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major study in Photography consists of 54 credit points comprised of the subjects outlined below.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CAVA124 Introduction to Photography 1 6 Autumn
CAVA125 Introduction to Photography 2 6 Spring
CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 6 Autumn
CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 6 Spring
CAVA231 Visual Art, Modernism and the Avant-garde 6 Spring
CAVA324 Advanced Photography 3 6 Autumn
CAVA325 Advanced Photography 4 6 Spring
CAVA331 Contemporary Artworlds 6 Autumn
CAVA332 Globalisation and Contemporary Art 6 Spring

Subjects Required for Minor Study

A minor study in Photography consists of 24 credit points of Photography subjects, as outlined below.

The Photography Minor Study is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts Photography major.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
Choose TWO subjects from the following:
CAVA124 Introduction to Photography 1 6 Autumn
CAVA125 Introduction to Photography 2 6 Spring
CAVA126 Introduction to Photography Intensive 6 Summer
Plus TWO subjects from the following:
CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 6 Autumn
CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 6 Spring
CAVA226 Advanced Photography Intensive 6 Summer

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 20 October, 2014