AD5755: The Visual Narrative

AD5755: The Visual Narrative

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title The Visual Narrative
Module Code AD5755
Module Tutor Emma Hughes
School School of Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module aims to identify and explore the means through which photographers use the visual narrative through the creation of varied forms of digital and/or analogue publication as an expressive vehicle and one through which to promote their practice.

Indicative Syllabus

This module requires the creation a piece of self-publishing that clearly demonstrates a self initiated visual narrative.

The imagery created for the piece of self-publishing should demonstrate an understanding of visual narrative, page layout, pagination, graphic design and image imposition.

This will include an exploration and evaluation of traditional, digital and moving image formats.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to create a consistent visual narrative within a piece a self-publishing presented in either analogue and/or digital format.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the self-publishing production skills of layout, structure, pagination, imposition of images and typography.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify visual narratives appropriate to their area of photographic specialization and appropriate approaches in format for that area of specialization for the delivery of the chosen narrative within a piece of self-publishing.
  4. Integrate the role of research, analysis, evaluation, personal summative and critical reflection of lecture learning, in-class debate and discussion, as underpinning the formulation and synthesis of their ideas, exploring and evaluating methodologies, theories and ideas.
  5. Identify and present in-depth analysis of the transferable skills required within self-publishing to the broader practice of the professional photographer.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: Portfolio
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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