Core Module Information
Module title: Theory for Photo Practice

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

Module code: LMD08111
Module leader: Alexander Supartono
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 a range of critical and theoretical debates that have shaped photographic practice. Key areas of study include theories of art, modernism, the photo-eye, montage, formalism, semiotics, structuralism, and sociology.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: comprehend the relationships between photographic theory and practice.
LO2: demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary undercurrents of photographic theory
LO3: evaluate key relationships between photo theory, history and criticism
LO4: understand the relationships between political, social and aesthetic determinants of photographic practice
LO5: discuss relationships between photographic practice and other forms of art and communication.

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: Alexander Supartono
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods, Including their Alignment to LOs
This module uses lectures, slides, powerpoint, tutorials, independent study, and two formal essays (both summative assessments) to provide a variety of independent and group learning opportunities. It is supported by WebCT to promote student discussion and collaboration outside of class hours. By focusing on the theory of photo practice, this module aims to directly relate the academic and practical study of photography (LO1). Comparative analyses of photography and theoretical texts in weekly lectures, tutorials and group discussions will provide you with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the basic principles of photography and photographic practice (LOs 2, 3, 4, 5).

Embedding of Employability / PDP / Scholarship Skills
This module requires you to develop effective time management skills, project management skills, clear presentation skills, and the ability to work within guidelines. It encourages you to initiate and develop discursive abilities both in class and outside of the lecture with your colleagues to supplement individual learning activities. The module also requires you to develop research skills, academic literacy, critical skills, and the ability to present your ideas effectively.

Assessment (Formative and Summative)
In this module you will complete two summative assessments, in the form of a short and a long formal essay. The short essay is due in week 6 and the long essay is due in week 13. Summative assessments will be evaluated on the quality of research, argument, essay formatting, referencing, and overall presentation. Mid-trimester feedback will be provided in sufficient time and detail to aid improvements for the final essay.

Research / Teaching Linkages
Staff research interests and ongoing scholarship support the design and delivery of this module to ensure that it reflects both the historical debates that are essential for the topic and the contemporary developments

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 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Independent Learning Guided independent study 155
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1, 4, 5 6 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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