Design & Photography
We live in a diverse and constantly changing information-rich society and culture, constantly immersed in design communication. Sometimes the intent of design is to inform, express, educate or entertain. Often the intention is also to influence or persuade. An understanding of design and how it works can enhance a student’s ability to interact with their environment, to learn from it and to grow within it. It also empowers the individual by making them more discerning of, and therefore less susceptible to, manipulation and influence via design.
This course will give students an understanding of practical Photography skills and Digital Design. During this course students will learn conventions of Photography, basic camera control, develop ideas towards a final series of photos, and learn to use the design software Photoshop.
The goals of the Design - Photography General Course are to facilitate a deeper understanding of how design works by exposing students to a variety of communication and software forms and a thorough exploration of design through photography.
The Photography course develops students’ photographic skills and application of design elements and principles. Students will have access to a photography studio equipped with digital SLR cameras with a variety of lenses, lighting, and the full Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop and InDesign.
This course will give students a strong understanding of practical Photography and Digital Design. Students will learn time management skills, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills in the quest to create design solutions. Skills gained will be relevant to the fields of Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Media Arts, Marketing and Mass Media.
Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills, techniques and application of design principles and processes; analyse problems and possibilities, and devise innovative strategies within design contexts. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative designs.
HEAD OF LEARNING AREA
Mrs James McPhail
DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHERS
Mr Sam Pich
Ms Elli Walker