Module title: Applied Camera Techniques

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD07113
Module leader: Mary-Ann Kennedy
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mary-Ann Kennedy
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
Delivered predominantly on-line via VLE with drop-in support in the Mac Lab.
A community of practice will be encouraged through Discussion Forums and wikis to further develop research and critical skills. (LO1, LO2, LO5) Web2.0 tools, within and outwith VLE, will be introduced through on-line tutorials for introduction and development of projects. (LO3, LO4)

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
This module will help you to work individually and in groups. It will help to explore and develop skills in image software and open source web tools that are part of the wider creative industry. The module also requires you to develop research skills, practical skills, experiment with medium and develop understanding of and responding to briefs to present your ideas effectively.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment will be ongoing with staff and peer feedback, both for project work and group interaction. Visual and textual project work (LOs 1&5), (LOs 3&4), (LOs 2&5), (LOs 3&4) and self-assessment (LOs 1,2 & 5) will lead to summative assessment.
These will be assessed on engagement in process, technical production, research, presentation, reflection upon and resolution of outcomes.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff research interests and ongoing scholarship support the design and delivery of this module to ensure that it reflects contemporary developments in the photographic industry.

Supporting equality and diversity
The curriculum presents you with a range of subject matter and concerns, relevant to the application of photography in the wider world. The module is also supported by VLE other web tools and regular seminars and tutorials.

Internationalisation
Photography and the study of the medium are inherently international. Modes of communication and protocols of commissioning, creating and delivering photographic work use web tools and make individu

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 36
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1, 5 2 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 20 3,4 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 20 2, 5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Learning Log 20 1, 2, 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 20 3, 4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Working individually and within a growing community of practice, you will research and analyse images as groundwork for experimentation and ideas development. Relevant image software and open source web tools will be introduced for targeted and exploratory working methodologies alongside self-reflection and peer critique. Assessment will be through project completion and will utilize on-line visual as well as textual forms and include peer and self-assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Develop a widening research methodology
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the process of photographic brief development
LO3: Competently use a range of digital and online visual production and communication tools for photographic practice.
LO4: Appropriately present creative researched ideas utilizing web2 tools.
LO5: Engage with a community of practice through self-reflection and peer critique.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - WELLS, LIZ (2009) PHOTOGRAPHY: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION: LONDON: ROUTLEDGE, 2009th ed.
Core - HOWELLS R. AND MATSON R. (ED) (2009) USING VISUAL EVIDENCE: MAIDENHEAD: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009th ed.
Core - MODRAK, R. AND ANTHES, B (2011) REFRAMING PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY AND PRACTICE: LONDON: ROUTLEDGE, 2011st ed.
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