Module title: Editorial and Documentary Photography

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09143
Module leader: Sophie Gerrard
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 1, 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: Sophie Gerrard
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be introduced to the key elements necessary to enable you to produce work appropriate to editorial publication through lectures, workshops and tutorials, supported by feedback, peer review in seminars and individual and group tutorials (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5).

Specialist workshops will introduce you to current industry working practice, methods of production and presentation, expanding and developing your knowledge of key concepts, techniques and processes in order to enable you to produce and present work suitable for the contemporary editorial workplace (LOs 3, 4, 5).

You will underpin your practical work with literary and practical research through development of project synopsis, research and critical engagement, evidenced in creative workbooks demonstrating independent and autonomous initiative at a professional level. (LOs 1, 2, 3,4, 5).

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 photographic specialism.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Assessment will be through formative and summative submissions. Through a series of exercises, for which you will have formative and diagnostic feedback given as appropriate (LO 1, 2, 4), you will undertake four summative assessments during the module. The first will be a set project (LO 1, 3, 5), the second the development of a documentary project proposal (LO 1,2,3), the third the production of a portfol

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 10
Face To Face Tutorial 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 35 1,3,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Other 15 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 600
Portfolio 20 2,4,5 22 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 1,2,3,4,5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module, you will apply your creative and technical skills to the production of imagery for use in editorial and documentary practice. This will be accessed by means of set and self-negotiated briefs that will test your ability to respond to tight deadlines. You will create short photo-stories, exploring narrative and editing, with a view to researching and developing an appropriate documentary project.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Utilise a problem-solving approach to critical analysis and evaluation of ideas and information towards the development of projects,
LO2: Demonstrate a range of communication and presentation skills in support of contemporary creative practice.
LO3: Determine the impact of ethical, legal and professional conventions of current practice in documentary and editorial photography.
LO4: Demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and autonomy at a professional level.
LO5: Apply knowledge of the subject matter in order to produce work suitable for publication.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - KOBRE, K. (2008) PHOTOJOURNALISM: THE PROFESSIONALS' APPROACH: FOCAL PRESS, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780930764166
Core - HURN, D. & JAY, B. (2001) ON BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE,: LENSWORK PUBLISHING, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781888803297
Core - PANZER, M., CAUJOLLE, C. (2006) THINGS AS THEY ARE: PHOTOJOURNALISM IN CONTEXT SINCE 1955: CHRIS BOOT, LONDON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 1905712014
Core - BOGRE, MICHELLE (1999) PHOTOGRAPHY AS ACTIVISM: IMAGES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: FOCAL PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0240812751
Core - COLES, ROBERT (1999) DOING DOCUMENTARY WORK: OUP, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0195124952
Core - HOWARTH, SOPHIE & MCLAREN, STEPHEN (2011) STREET PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: THAMES AND HUDSON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0500289077
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