'In-Field Documentary Project' requires the students to document the lifestyle of a small town in Australia.
Prior to moving into the township, students will spend time investigating the economic, social and political activities of the particular area. Students will discuss their ideas with the class lecturers arguing the significance of their chosen content and the appropriateness of their documentary methods. In addition, before moving into the town, each student will have begun negotiations to access to a particular story they consider interesting.
The class will then move to the township and students will live for one week in the town contextualizing the information gained from their earlier investigations.
An editorial room will be established in the town and students will gather each evening for feedback and discussions regarding their project.
Small regional towns in Australia.
Length of trip
The intensive mode will cover two weeks: one week in-field undertaking photo documentary of township, followed by one week in class editing work and collaborating to finalize a group exhibition.
Between June-July: mid-year, non-teaching period.
Credit points awarded
Number of participants
20 – 26
Approximate cost$500 including airfares, ground transport, accommodation and other living expenses.
Images from a previous trip to Biloela