Undergraduate Degree




DP4001 Extended Image

[Studio Contact Hours: 39 hours; Pre-requisites: DP2001, DP2005; Academic Unit: 3.0]



DP2001, DP2005​

Academic Unit


3 AU

Course Description


Learning Objective

To introduce to the students the many possibilities that exist within the remit of contemporary photographic fine-art practice.


This course offers students an opportunity to investigate the possibilities in image communication beyond the conventional photograph format. Building on the range of knowledge and photographic processing skills acquired at intermediate level, this course exposes students to a broad range of practices that constitutes contemporary photography. Ideas related to the “extended image” such as on Installation, public art, multimedia art and performance will be discussed. Students will be challenged conceptually, technically and critically to realize projects that exemplify the successful integration of image, space and signification.

Course Outline




• Intro to course

2 - 6

• Survey of photo-based installation and site-specific work

• The medium is the message / choosing materials

• Site specific: the role that space functions in a work

• Image and Form: combining image and sculptural elements


• Mid Sem review of assignments

8 - 12

• Video and other time-based work.

• Sound art: Using sound as a tool

• Interactive works and the role of the viewer

• Live feed and performative elements in photo-based art 

• Web art: Using the web as a medium


• Final review of assignments

Learning Outcome

The students will have an expanded overview of what constitutes contemporary non-traditional photographic practice. The students will have an ability to relate photography to other areas of art practice such as performance and installation.

Student Assessment

  1. Final Assessment: 40%

  2. Continuous Assessment: 60% (of which at least 15% is participation)

Continuous assessment components may include:

  • Studio-based exercises and projects

  • Individual, group and team-based assignments


    1. Simon Leung, Zoya Kocur, Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985, Wiley-Blackwell

    2. Geoffery Batchen, Tobia Bezzola, Roxana Marcoci, The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art

    3. Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, Michael Petry, Installation Art in the New Millennium: The Empire of the Senses, Thames and Hudson