20 credits at level HE5
The module will
a) Explore and investigate key conceptual and theoretical issues and ideas appropriate to contemporary photography practice, including moving imagery.
b) Deliver a series of lectures to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary photography in order to contextualise their own practice and that of others.
c) Provide an historical and critical framework.
d) Develop research and writing skills appropriate to levelHE5.
e) Enable students to develop individual lines of inquiry in preparation for HE6.
The lecture series will include topics such as -
1) The Image as the Message (representation)
2) The Photographer as Author
3) The Gaze - The Influence of the Viewer.
4) The Photograph as Document
5) The Moving Image as Art form
6) The Power of Display and Exhibition.
The seminar series is a discursive forum and will facilitate further investigation of the Lecture topics based on a set of supporting texts. Research and study skills are included in the seminar series, and topics such as -
1) Research strategies
2) Secondary and Primary sources
3) Sourcing ‘e’ journals as appropriate research material.
4) Harvard citation and referencing
5) Analysing imagery using semiotics
Tutorials will focus on student work in progress of the assessable components.
The module is delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorials. Study visits and library based research skills workshop's will be included .
Assessment will be one written essay , 2500-3000words in length, one Research Journal and a Proposal based on a student directed topic of choice.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically engage with the issues and debates that inform contemporary photography practice.||Have completed a research journal which addresses various lines of inquiry based on the lecture series and self initiated scholarship.|
|2.||Research effectively and communicate a variety of theoretical and conceptual ideas based on a focused area of study within a well constructed argument||Have completed an essay which demonstrates critical and analytical debates within a chosen area of study|
|3.||Demonstrate the ability to locate and research a self initiated field of study within a concise proposal form format.||Produce a detailed proposal with demonstrable preparatory scholarship in preparation for future study.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Arts Council (1972) From Today Painting is Dead: the beginnings of photography London: Arts Council.
Barrett, T (1992) Criticising Photographs London: Macmillan.
Burgin, V (1982) Thinking Photography London: Thames and Hudson.
Clarke, Graham (1997) The Photographer Oxford: Open University Press.
Cotton, Charlotte (2004) The Photograph as Contemporary Art London: Thames and Hudson.
Kuhn Annette (1998) The Power of the Image: essays on representation and sexuality London: Routledge.
Lister, Martin (1998) The Photographic Image in Digital Culture London: Routledge
Pultz John (1995) Photography and the Body London: Everyman.
Scott, C (1999) The Spoken Image London: Reaktion.
Sontag Susan (1973) On Photography NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Wells, Liz (2004) Photography:a critical introduction: London: Routledge
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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