|TITLE||Grammar of Photography|
|LEVEL||01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Art and Art History|
|DESCRIPTION||This study-unit focuses on the student’s ability to articulate concepts and ideas through the production of a photographic project, critical reflection on the work of other photographers, and understanding of photography through the framework of contemporary art and visual communication.
- To engage with photography as a contemporary art.
- To pursue a self-directed photographic project from initiation to the presentation of the work.
- To articulate ideas through the critical comparison with the work of other photographers.
- To improve the ability to communicate concepts and ideas.
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- generate a creative dialogue from initiation of the project, to the presentation of the work.
- create and present visual narratives that reveal or question, challenge or provoke.
- discuss photography curatorial practices and enhance the impact of personal projects through exhibition display.
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to present a final work, or a work in progress. A visual narrative consisting of a series of images, an artist statement to accompany the work, and an exhibition proposal.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
Bates, David. Photography: The Key Concepts. Bloomsbury, 2016.
Campany David, Art and Photography, Phaidon, 2003.
Cotton Charlotte, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson world of art, 2004.
Sontag Susan, On Photography, Penguin Modern Classics, 2008(originally published in 1979).
Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida. Vintage Classics, 2000 (originally published in 1980).
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Lecture, Practical and Project|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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