Module Title:   Conventions of Photography 2

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0260D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Sch of Computing Informatics & Media (not current)

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):   EM-0259D

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of the photographic genre of landscape (both urban and rural) and to encourage an awareness of issues of locality, place and environment. To provide an introduction to creative photographic methodologies and technologies appropriate to the genre of landscape.

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 landscape, social and environmental issues. This is supported by a short series of lectures, field trips 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 cultural identity, environment and sustainability.

Lectures:   8.00          Directed Study:   144.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   24.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

demonstrate an understanding of the genre of landscape photography. You will have ability to select and use appropriate technologies as part of developing a personal visual language applicable to other areas of creative practice.

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

deploy the ability to develop photographic methodologies, making appropriate aesthetic choices in order to demonstrate an awareness of contemporary social and political issues which impact on the environment.

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

deploy the ability to plan a small scale project on location and to negotiate access and permissions; develop investigative techniques in relation to locality and place; develop visual literacy.

  Coursework   40%
  Project proposal (500 words). Visual Diary (including research for project 2).
  Coursework   60%
  A portfolio of high quality images

Outline Syllabus:
Visual research, picture taking, knowledge with regard to working outside in the environment including awareness of health and safety, orienteering and access permissions. Also a detailed look at appropriate camera formats.

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