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Unit Overview


This studio unit explores the principles and techniques of photography and associated printmaking. Students will gain exposure to a wide array of technical and conceptual approaches essential for cultivating their artistic practice in the field. They will gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop a photography and printmaking project within the context of contemporary art practices. In this studio-based learning environment, students will be encouraged to explore various photographic and print techniques, digital imaging, and the use of projected images in installations. Through experimentation with different methods of creating students will discover the potential of a photograph and print. For their final project, students will draw upon their practical and theoretical research to create a cohesive portfolio of finished artwork for presentation.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply a range of technical skills relevant to methods of photography and printmaking.; (2) critically review the context of the fine art photography and print making in contemporary visual culture and relate this to their own photographic practice; (3) exhibit a range of material and conceptual approaches to individual, collaborative and inter-disciplinary processes and production in relationship to photography and printmaking; and (4) communicate information and ideas effectively in written, oral and creative modes..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative work; (2) written work; and (3) oral presentation(s). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Andy Quilty
Unit rules
ARTF1052 Fine Arts Studio: Record, Visualise & Imagine
or ARTF1053 Digital Art and Object Making
or ARTF1054 Drawing Foundations
VISA2273 Art of Drawing—Advanced
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
Contact hours
Up to 4 hours per week.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.