Module Title:   Conventions of Photography 1

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0259D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

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):   EM-0106D

To develop competence in photographic practice in the creative use of portrait photography as a genre, the understanding of lighting conditions and the use of the photographic studio for professional creative practice. To develop an awareness of the conventions relating to genre and the photographic portrait.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students create a portfolio of photographic work through two related projects that assesses their competence in the use of appropriate technologies, ability to consider questions of lighting, mange studio work and consider aspects of genre in the photographic portrait. This is supported by a short series of lectures; studio based workshops and supervised practical work. Students create a visual diary that is used for both formative and summative assessment. Project briefs will ensure that students consider the social and cultural impact of their work and relate their creative practice to issues of identity, cultural diversity and inclusivity.

Lectures:   10.00          Directed Study:   162.00           
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 subject of lighting and photographic production.

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

produce a series of images which demonstrate the genre of portraiture and manage a practical photographic project which involves negotiation with the subject.

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

deploy an understanding of processes needed to make a fair photographic representation of others and to be aware of issues to do with privacy and representation; develop visual literacy.

  Coursework   40%
  Project proposal (500 words) and proof prints
  Coursework   60%
  Image series (up to 12 images) and visual diary (including contact sheets). Equivalent to 2000 words.

Outline Syllabus:
Visual research, picture taking, studio lighting, use of image editing software, printing out and formatting work for final presentation.

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