Core Module Information
Module title: Histories 1: Photography

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

Module code: LMD07115
Module leader: Alexander Supartono
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography


Description of module content:

On this module you will examine the diversity of early photography, the plural developments in narrative and representational styles following the medium’s first decade, pictorialism, the rise of modernist art and documentary photography in the 1920s, the new objectivity, Soviet constructivism and French surrealism, the introduction of colour and a variety of other post-war photographic movements. Students will work within a collaborative space which allows for a broader exchange of ideas and acts as a sounding board as well as offering wider perspectives and research possibilities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate an awareness of canonical photographs and photographers in the history of the medium
LO2: Recognise the diversity and complexity of photographic practice and its applications throughout the history of the medium
LO3: Outline knowledge of photography’s social, cultural and technological determinants
LO4: Outline basic historiographic methods that have been used to illuminate photography throughout its history.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Alexander Supartono
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1,3,4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Essay 60 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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