Module title: Collaboration and Investigation: Site and Context

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

Module code: LMD09144
Module leader: Colin Cavers
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

2019/0, 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: Colin Cavers
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module provides you with an opportunity to focus your research and further develop your knowledge within specific image-making contexts. Lectures, followed by discussion in tutorials and seminars, will closely examine the work of practitioners in a variety of genres, with reference to specific themes as set in briefs, which will expand and develop your knowledge of key concepts, techniques and processes (LO 1,2,3). Individual and group tutorials and group critiques will provide you with formative feedback (LO 2,3,4). You will underpin your practical work with written research in terms of a collaborative exhibition proposal (LO 2,4,5), and workbooks (LO 1,2,5) to develop your skills in reflective practice, research and critical thinking. Summative assessment consists of completed projects, negotiated with peers and tutors (LO 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 viewing environment, installation, advertising and new media. The knowledge, skills and attributes employed in your practice are 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 individual and group working practices which suit your interests and aspirations with effective use of key intellectual, specialist and transferable skills, supporting your knowledge of the professional requirements of photographic presentation.

Assessment (formative or summative)
You will undertake four projects during the module which comprise the summative assessment. For the first assessment you will complete a practical project set by a given brief (LO 1,2,3). For your second assessment you will engage in the development of a group project for public presentation, completing an exhibition propos

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 28
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 - Practical 40 1,2,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 30 1-4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Essay 30 2-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through lectures workshops, seminars and site visits you will work to set briefs and self-selected areas of research, production and exhibition. You will apply your knowledge and experience of lens- based practice, in which content, concept, aesthetic and choice of site is integral to your project. You will work individually and collaboratively on projects that make best use of site, fulfil the requirement of the client, and are constructed for the target audience.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate analytical skills evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts and issues.
LO2: Apply knowledge of a range of communication skills in supporting established practices in photography.
LO3: Demonstrate autonomy and initiative in relevant presentational activities at a professional level.
LO4: Engage in the process of collaborative activity.
LO5: Apply knowledge of ethical and professional issues in photography.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - READ, SHIRLEY (2013) EXHIBITING PHOTOGRAPHY, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISPLAYING YOUR WORK: FOCAL PRESS, 2013rd ed. - ISBN: 978024082061
Core - FERGUSON, BRUCE, GREENBERG REESA, NAIRNE SANDY (1996) THINKING ABOUT EXHIBITIONS: ROUTLEDGE, 1996th ed. - ISBN: 978041511590
Core - O'NEILL PAUL (2012) THE CULTURE OF CURATING AND THE CURATING OF CULTURE(S): BOSTON MIT, 2012nd ed. - ISBN: 978026201772
Recommended - JACOBS LOU (2010) PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: AMEHURST MEDIA, 2010 - ISBN: 978158428269
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