Module title: Documentary, Collaboration and Context

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

Module code: LMD09152
Module leader: Mary-Ann Kennedy
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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2019/0, Trimester 2, 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: Mary-Ann Kennedy
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 previous knowledge within specific image making contexts. Lectures, and seminars, examine the work of practitioners in a variety of genres, with reference to specific themes as set in briefs, expanding and developing on a basic knowledge of key concepts, techniques and processes (LO 1,2,3). Individual and group tutorials and group critiques take place throughout to provide you with formative feedback (LO 4,5). You will underpin practical work with written 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. (LO 1,2,4).

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)
You will undertake four projects during the module, for which you will receive formative feedback throughout the module. Throughout the module you will document and record your creative and professional process via a research dossier; workbooks, diaries, logbooks or other agreed methods (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The final submission of each project will create the summative assessment. The first assessment will be the production of a portfol

Formative Assessment:
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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 20 2,4,5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 300
Project - Practical 20 1,3,4,5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Project - Written 30 2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Through Lectures workshops, seminars and site visits the student will work to set briefs and self-selected areas of research, production and exhibition. You will work individually and collaboratively in groups, on projects that make best use of site, fulfil the requirement of the client, and are constructed for a pre-determined audience.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Utilise a problem solving approach towards the development of projects, using critical analysis and evaluation of ideas.
LO2: Apply knowledge of a range of communication skills, some advanced and specialised in support of established practices in photography.
LO3: Interpret 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: Engage in the process of collaborative activity.

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