Undergraduate Course: Digital Photography Project (LLLA07117)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
This course enables students with some basic photography experience to develop their knowledge and skills in digital photography, as well as develop practice-led visual research by working on a more ambitious extended project and a photography logbook.
The course will extend an awareness of digital camera creative controls, digital image enhancements, adjustments and processing for digital photography towards a professional digital photography work flow. Through an individual project and logbook work, students will explore their own personal photographic visual language and how concepts, ideas, and mood, can be communicated through photography.
Students will be encouraged to develop personal themes, subject matter and concepts, together with support in developing and realising a personal project. This could include a short themed photographic series for exhibition, a themed photo-book project or a professional photography portfolio.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class.
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
use visual research skills to support photography project work , demonstrating reflection and critical analysis through the production of a photography logbook
effectively plan, negotiate, develop and realise a personal photography project using appropriate digital camera creative controls and digital imaging software towards a professional digital workflow, in order to achieve photographic goals
demonstrate the ability to edit, select, print, mount and present photographic work appropriate to a personal digitally-based photography project
Demos, T. J. (2009) Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, London: Phaidon Press Ltd.
Fox, A. and Caruana, N. (2012) Basics Creative Photography 03: Behind the Image: Research in Photography, AVA Publishing.
Cotton, C. (2009) The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art), Thames & Hudson.
Bright, S. (2006) Art Photography Now, London: Thames & Hudson.
Barthes, R. (1993a) Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (Vintage Classics), London: Vintage Classics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Using a digital camera and digital imaging software with an understanding of professional work flow
An understanding of visual language and visual communication of photographic ideas
Ability to undertake visual research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of digital photography within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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