Module title: Dissertation [Photography]

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

Module code: LMD10123
Module leader: Alexander Supartono
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

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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: Alexander Supartono
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module uses a combination of lectures, group seminars, and individual tutorials that support the development of your research strategy and framing of your research questions. (LOs 1,2,3) The seminars enable you to contribute with your peers to a research community, and to progress with your individual research projects. (LOs 3,4,5) Independent learning constitutes the major component of your activity. Your supervisor’s expertise and experience in research and subject will help you to conceive and develop your research project in as much depth and as efficiently as possible. (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills:
This project will provide you with the opportunity to explore in detail a photographic subject. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of aspects of the practice, profession or history of photography. This will prepare you for your career aspirations and/or progression to post graduate studies. The knowledge, skills and attributes employed are central to employability and support an effective use of key intellectual, specialist and transferable skills appropriate to the professional requirements of your chosen specialism.

Assessment (formative or summative)
In this module you will complete a single summative 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. (LOs 1,2, 3, 4,5). Formative and diagnostic oral and written feedback will be given as appropriate during the development of your Dissertation through scheduled tutorials and seminars (LOs 3,4,5).

Research / teaching linkages: You will be assigned a supervisor whose practice/research interests will align with your area of study. You will benefit and learn from the experiences and expertise that your supervisor possesses. Your supervisor will direct you to

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 Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Lecture 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 186
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 6000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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.

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