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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to digital photographic and imaging techniques, concepts, materials, and processes. Photography and Digital Imaging is designed to develop an approach to digital tools that aligns with contemporary art practices. While this unit provides a practical introduction to the basic digital photography tools and materials there is an emphasis on the creative and experimental potential of these tools and how they are utilised within a broader creative practice.

Unit content

Module 1: What is Photography? Camera, Lenses, Shutter speed. Aperture and Depth of Field

Module 2: The Nature of Photography: Editing and Presentation

Module 3: The Contingent Image: Adobe Suite Basics, Pixel Ratios and File Sizes

Module 4: Sexuality and Mortality: Critique of the Image

Module 5: Glitching: Printing and On-screen options

Module 6: Data, Automation and Obsolescence: Software and Hardware

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of digital photography and imaging technologies
2 demonstrate understanding of the methods, materials, and equipment used in digital processes, including an understanding of image capture, digital manipulation, and alternative processes
3 use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods
4 criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context.

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

  1. demonstrate understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of digital photography and imaging technologies
  2. demonstrate understanding of the methods, materials, and equipment used in digital processes, including an understanding of image capture, digital manipulation, and alternative processes
  3. use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods
  4. criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.