AD7801: Photography 1: Establishing Practice


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AD7801: Photography 1: Establishing Practice

Module Title Photography 1: Establishing Practice
Module Code AD7801
Module Tutor Tony Clancy
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module provides students with the opportunity to propose and produce a coherent body of photographic work. It will provide the basis for identifying current experience and the scope for developing practice through research supported methodogies.

Students should challenge existing knowledge and experience, developing their initial ideas, technical skills, critical reflection and their understanding of methodologies for successfully communicating meaning through photography. The finished work will be contextualised through evidenced research into relevant historic and contemporary sources.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will make an initial presentation of previous practice to their peers and tutors.

Students will summarise previous practice and state their intended area of research

Tutorial support will be provided to help students clarify their area of research, their objectives and the devising of an appropriate strategy for achieving their proposed aims and outcomes.

A written proposal (500-1000 words) will be discussed and developed with module tutors and peers beore submission for approval.

There will be a series of in-progress critiques with peers, talks by practitioners.

The module will conclude with a final presentation and reflective evaluation to committee of tutors (as above).

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate articulation of new ideas concepts and strategies to extend and explore own practice
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the relationship between contemporary and own practice in photography.
  3. Contribute to peer critique across a diverse range of practices
  4. Research and write a proposal for a coherent body of work
  5. Develop initial imagery to support proposal ideas
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 7000 word equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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