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Course - Photographic & Digital Media

At Covenant Christian School, we recognise that man is created in God’s image, and as such all humanity possesses the basic creative equipment of the artist – ideas, emotions and experience of life. We are able to appreciate, imagine, be playful and innovative. Photography and Digital Imaging caters to our imaginative and explorative ability by encouraging learning through personal expression, selectivity and interpretation. Through making and studying, we can know, enjoy and evaluate the visual aesthetic of God’s creation and the visual expressions of humanity.

Objectives

This course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of photography and digital media. They are provided with opportunities to engage in the practices of:

  • Making – students explore a range of ideas and interests in the world, using the broad areas of digital and moving image. Students maintain a process diary as they explore ideas and interests, formulate ideas for images and record relevant technical information. They make images that: build a body of work; develop over time; use an extended range of materials and techniques; and incorporate various investigations of the world.
  • Critical Study – provides students with opportunities to interpret and evaluate photographic and moving images through developing the skills and understanding of image analysis.
  • Historical Study – provides students with opportunities to understand and explain photographic and moving image works through developing the understanding and skills of art history.

In this course, artist practice, the frames and conceptual framework are considered through the Christian worldview.

Photographic and Digital Media process diary

Students studying the Photographic and Digital Media course are required to keep a process diary for the duration of the course. The diary must be available for teachers to use in their assessment of a student’s achievement of the outcomes in an individual program of work and over a course of study.

Download the PDF (below) to get the full course description.

FAQ

Do I need my own camera?

Yes, you need to have a Digital SLR Camera that you can use both at home and at school.

What do we study?

You will learn how to use a camera in manual mode which includes things like f-stop and shutter speed. You will also learn about the elements of design and the frames of art.

This will be done in different contexts such as videography, portraiture, flatlay, stop-motion animation, etc. 

Why should I study Photography and Digital Media?

If you have a love of photography, if you enjoy being creative, if you want to get the best insta-grab, then this course will help you in understanding how to get the most out of your camera.

Are there any other costs involved?

There is a one of extra cost of $100 to cover the cost of printing your photos.

Are there any excursions?

In Year 10, we will often have the chance to explore and capture images of the local area during our double periods. This has obviously been impacted by Covid-19.

If you have further questions, please contact:
Creative Arts Coordinator - Mrs Nicole Conway
nconway@covenant.nsw.edu.au