Core Module Information
Module title: Photo: Constructed

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD08108
Module leader: Ron O'Donnell
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

On this module you will be introduced to the concept of the construction of meaning in the photograph through the control of lighting, staging, mis-en-scene and camera viewpoint. You will work within the studio environment to produce group and individual staged photographic projects informed by a critical consideration of 'constructed' images as they occur in, for example, portraiture, promotional, editorial, fashion, advertising and gallery contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate, and work with, knowledge and understanding of the main theories, concepts and principles of constructed photography;
LO2: Demonstrate, and work with, knowledge and understanding of a more sophisticated integration of theory and practice;
LO3: Use more advanced research skills to extract and synthesise appropriate information from a wide range of sources;
LO4: Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts, information and issues which are within the common understandings of photography;
LO5: Communicate effectively using a range of presentation techniques;
LO6: Exercise autonomy and initiative in some activities at a professional level.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ron O'Donnell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module provides you with an opportunity to examine, and engage in practice relating to, specific photographic genres. A series of illustrated lectures, followed by discussions, examine the work of practitioners in a variety of genres and introduce you to the key concepts, techniques and processes used in this specialist area of practice, while technical demonstrations introduce you to the main technical skills and equipment used. (LO 1, 2). Individual and group tutorials and group critiques take place throughout to provide you with formative feedback and give you the opportunity to develop further skills in articulating and communicating ideas (LO 5). You will underpin practical work with written research in terms of a Learning Contract, self assessment and technical and creative workbooks to develop skills in reflective practice, research and critical thinking (LO 3, 4). Project work will require independent and autonomous initiative at a professional level (LO6).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The module provides you with an opportunity to examine, and engage in projects relating to a specialist area of photographic practice. The knowledge, skills and attributes employed in your practice are also central to employability: creativity, self motivation and flexibility; self awareness and reflection, allowing you to evaluate your own learning, performance and achievements; the development of an individual practice which suits your interests and aspirations; the effective use of key intellectual, specialist and transferable skills; and a knowledge of the professional requirements of your chosen specialism.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You will undertake two components of assessment during the module, the first comprising two elements: oral presentation and project submission, and the second comprising two elements: a workbook, and project submission. Throughout

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)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 70 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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