Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE MCS3040

 
TITLE Photography

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Media and Communications

 
DESCRIPTION Photography is vastly different in these early years of the 21st century, no longer the result of light exposed to film, nor necessarily lens based. As digital technology has all but replaced the chemical process, photography is now an increasingly shape-shifting medium. Technology is blurring the lines between documentation of the actual world and creating new realities and possibilities through the medium of photography.

The continuing rise of digital culture has reignited the interest in photography. It is a mass art form that now has access to massive and increasing channels of distribution.

Students are taken up another level after their basic photography study-unit. With their new found techniques, students undertaking this study-unit will be learning about various techniques taken at a higher level to produce different work. They should start consolidating at their basic skills in order to start developing their own style in photography.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is aimed for students who have completed the basic photography course or who already have a sound understanding of the DSLR camera and wish to produce work of a higher standard. This unit allows students to experiment with more in depth photography techniques, and work on developing their own style in photography.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- understand photography techniques at a higher level;
- understand various artistic genres related to photography in both historic and contemporary eras.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- access their own work for portfolio and exhibition;
- learn to use various photographic equipment for multiple experimentation;
- edit photos to a higher level other than basic using both Photoshop and Lightroom;
- create their own portfolio online using an online blog and/or website;
- exhibit own work.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Warren, L. (2005). Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography. Routledge (ISBN: 978-1579583934)
- Musuem Ludwig Cologne (2012). 20th Century Photography. Taschen. (ISBN: 978-3836541022)
- Langford, M., & Bilissi, E. (2011). Langford's Advanced Photography (8th Ed). Focal Press. (ISBN: 978-0240521916)

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-Requisite Study-unit: MCS2040

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Fieldwork

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Analysis Task SEM2 Yes 20%
Fieldwork SEM2 No 20%
Practical SEM2 Yes 20%
Assignment SEM2 Yes 40%

 
LECTURER/S Therese Debono

 
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