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80031 Independent Project: Locating the Image

Requisite(s): 80057 Independent Project: Emerging Image Practices
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.




Occurring in the student's final session, the graduation exhibition subject consolidates the student's program of study. Through problem-based and project-based learning the subject provides an opportunity for students to design and produce a major photographic work for exhibition to professional standards and in an industry context. Through guided research students are encouraged to analyse their practice at an advanced level and refine their practical and written outcomes, specifically for an exhibition context. The work students produce may take the form of photographic series, moving image, installation or other instances of photography in the expanded field. Work is developed and exhibited in a collaborative context, making use of feedback from mentors.

This subject involves the development of a significant body of photographic work and its display in a final exhibition. While the parameters of the project may change throughout the session, students are required to write an initial proposal that acts as a statement of intent. This self-initiated project requires students to pursue in-depth research into the conceptual, practical, and aesthetic components of their projected project and the resultant work should reflect a proficient level of technical resolution and conceptual rigour. Students are encouraged to contextualise their individual production in relationship to historical and contemporary discourse in photographic culture, both in practical and theoretical terms, and further develop critical insight into the appropriate deployment of the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic components of an extended project.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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