Module title: Editorial, Investigation and Site

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

Module code: LMD09153
Module leader: Mary-Ann Kennedy
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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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: 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). Individual and group tutorials and group critiques take place throughout to provide you with formative feedback (LO 1,2,3). 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 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 specialist areas of photographic practice: viewing environment, installation and publication. 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 2, 3, 4, 5). The final submission of each project will create the summative assessment. The first a

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 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 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 - Written 30 1,2,3,4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 35 1,2,3,4,5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 300
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Project - Written 15 1,2,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 600
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 practice and site specific work. You will create a range of short photo-stories, testing your ability to respond to tight deadlines. You will apply your knowledge and experience of lens-based practice to editorial and site-specific projects in which content, concept, aesthetic and choice of site is integral to your projects.

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: Demonstrate analytical skills, evaluation and synthesis of ideas, concepts and issues.
LO3: Demonstrate autonomy and initiative in relevant presentational activities at a professional level.
LO4: Apply knowledge of ethical and professional issues in photography.
LO5: Apply knowledge of the subject matter in order to produce work suitable for publication.

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