Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation [Photography]

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

Module code: LMD10123
Module leader: Mary-Ann Kennedy
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module is student-centred with guidance provided by a designated supervisor and content negotiated through a learning agreement between student and supervisor. You will choose your assessment from a portfolio of three options: a written essay, an extensive research report, or a portfolio of shorter essays, each option to be between 5,000 – 6,000 words in total. Topics can address any subject relevant to a degree in photography or they may address a specific area of interest relevant to your major project. All topics must be approved by the module leader or assigned supervisor. By working closely with your supervisor you will reflect on your topic and identify a detailed area of investigation. You will consider your project in a wider historical, theoretical or commercial context. You will be expected to undertake research, select and demonstrate the use of appropriate sources, and demonstrate methodological awareness in your work and in your sources.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply knowledge skills and understanding in executing a defined project of research, identifying and implementing relevant outcomes.

LO2: Exercise autonomy and initiative in planning and managing a sustained research project.

LO3: Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, and understanding about your chosen subject.

LO4: Demonstrate independent intellectual rigor in making and substantiating arguments and claims in photography.

LO5: Devise an appropriate form with which to present arguments, findings and conclusions to informed audiences.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mary-Ann Kennedy
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Lecture 6
Online Guided independent study 186
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 6000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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