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MPI211 Photomedia Studio 2 (8)


This subject encourages students to move towards developing a personal idiom in photomedia. The focus is on concept development and the expression of ideas in an articulate and appropriate manner, resulting in student projects that are each cohesive and resolved. Issues relating to critical analysis, representation and meaning in photo-imagery continue to be explored correlative to student working methodologies.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

VPA103 and VPA104

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Demonstrate conceptual and technical skills in creative visual problem solving in a photomedia context
- Articulate basic semiotics with craft by integrating critical theory with the creation and analysis of photographic imagery
- Demonstrate, through the production of photographic imagery, a strong understanding of the concepts underpinning representation in photomedia
- Develop significant skill in the interpretation of meaning in photo-images
- Demonstrate skills in creating a more complex and cohesive body of photo-imaging work underpinned by specific conceptual intentions.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Visual problem solving in image design, construction and analysis using photomedia concepts, processes and methodologies - Critical theory relating to photomedia concepts through comparative analysis of photographic imagery - In depth investigation into the creation and interpretation of meaning and intent in photographic imagery - Historical and contemporary investigations into photographic representation in a variety of creative contexts - Overview of photomedia related creative works directly relevant to set assignment tasks - Theoretical and practical investigations into photomedia aesthetics with particular application to modern digital technologies.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.