Module Title:   Photography Research and Practice

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0215D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Bradford Media School)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Charlie Meecham

Additional Tutor(s):   Kate Mellor

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To use photography for the purposes of documentary, narrative and storytelling, and to develop the practical and creative use of photography for digital media.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students will choose to research the work of a past or existing photographer and write an illustrated essay describing their approach. Using this knowledge they will then make a series of images that in some way responds to their findings but which allows them to combine their own experiences. Existing theoretical and technical knowledge is imparted in a series of lectures; practical photographic skills are developed in workshops; creative development is supported by individual supervision and group tutorials. Creative processes and visual studies are supported via Blackboard (VLE) as an additional online resource. Students taking this module must either have taken EM-0106D Visual Literacy and Imaging or have relevant photographic experience. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   160.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   4.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate applicable knowledge of the photographic process in the context of visual storytelling.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

conduct effective visual research as demonstrated in the journal; produce a comprehensible visual narrative and communicate effectively using the digital image.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

critically appraise the creative processes involved in producing a piece of practical photographic work.

  Coursework   40%
  A written and illustrated appraisal (2000 words), visual diary, contact sheets.
  Coursework   60%
  A photo story (min 12 high quality sequencecd prints presented in book/portfolio form with introduction).

Outline Syllabus:
Narrative and genre in photography; documentary photography; advanced approaches to composition and framing; advanced digital camera techniques; studio technique and lighting; managing files; working with RAW and HD; scanning from film and print; output - printing options; photography for the internet.

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