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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Builds on the curriculum of Digital Photography I, introducing advanced creative techniques and ideas for camera work, lighting and personal expression. Students are encouraged to use these in a context of their own choosing to complete a finished set of works. Using studio-based approach it introduces the history and concepts of a variety of photographic genres.

Unit content

  • On and off camera flash techniques
  • Preparation of digital files for output
  • Review of contemporary photo-based production methods
  • Photography and text
  • Photographic theory
  • Review of contemporary photographic genres and styles
  • Prepare photographic works for exhibition
  • Occupational health and safety issues

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 produce a portfolio of photography that is informed and resolved
2 demonstrate the ability to use the expressive capabilities of the photographic medium
3 competently articulate their chosen creative concepts
4 critically evaluate technical and conceptual aspects of the work of others
5 critically consider their work in historical and contemporary contexts
6 produce competent visual support material
7 accept criticism and apply its outcome.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. produce a portfolio of photography that is informed and resolved
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate the ability to use the expressive capabilities of the photographic medium
    • GA2:
  3. competently articulate their chosen creative concepts
    • GA4:
  4. critically evaluate technical and conceptual aspects of the work of others
    • GA4:
  5. critically consider their work in historical and contemporary contexts
    • GA1:
  6. produce competent visual support material
    • GA2:
  7. accept criticism and apply its outcome.
    • GA2: