Module title: Scoping Industry

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

Module code: LMD09147
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

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: Colin Cavers
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will provide an understanding of the principles and methodologies of professional photographic practice and its application in the wider context of the creative industries. This will be delivered through lectures, including visiting professionals, workshops in collaboration with Confident Futures and seminars relating to the key areas of investigation within the module. Individual and group tutorials will provide formative feedback in the development of your case study and practical project (LO 1, 2). You will be encouraged to explore and develop networks with professionals in the Creative Industries, enquiring, reflecting upon and analysing information gleaned to support your knowledge and application of photographic practice (LO 3, 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
With this module you will develop effective project management, negotiating and networking skills, and the ability to work within guidelines. The module encourages you to initiate and develop enquiry and research abilities outside of the institution to progress individual learning activities. The module also requires you to develop skills in consultation, dialogue, academic literacy, critical skills, and the ability to articulate your findings effectively.

Assessment (formative or summative)
In this module you will complete two summative assessments, in the form of a case study (LOs 1, 2, 3) and a portfolio submission (LOs 1, 4). Summative assessments will be evaluated on the quality of research, articulation, formatting, referencing and overall presentation.
Throughout the module you will be encouraged to document and record your creative and professional process through workbooks, diaries and blogs (LOs 2, 3). Formative feedback will be given as appropriate to support the development of your case study and portfolio submission in seminars and tutorials (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4).

Research / teaching linkage

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 Fieldwork 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Project - Written 40 1,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through a series of lectures, workshops and seminars, you will be guided to construct and develop a case study based on professional practice in the creative industries.
You will research, investigate and explore either an individual/s or an organisation, who are producing or using photography professionally. Having researched and produced a case study you will also develop and produce a photographic project which draws upon your case study

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Examine the relationship between photography and its application within the creative Industries
LO2: Formulate and document a research plan.
LO3: Critically reflect on the role of the photographer in the context of the creative industries
LO4: Produce a body of work related to your case study.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - COTTRELL STELLA (2014) DISSERTATIONS AND PROJECT REPORTS: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE: PALEGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2014th ed. - ISBN: 978113736426
Recommended - THOMAS GARY (2010) HOW TO DO YOUR CASE STUDY: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS: SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 2011st ed. - ISBN: 978185702563
Recommended - THOMAS GWEN & IBBITSON JANET (2003) BEYOND THE LENS: RIGHTS ETHICS AND BUSINES PRACTICE IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
: AOP, 2003rd ed. - ISBN: 978095433742
Recommended - COLLINS, HILARY (2010) CREATIVE RESEARCH: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF RESEARCH FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
: AVA PUBLISHING, 2010 - ISBN: 978294041108
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