Core Module Information
Module title: Portfolio [Photography]

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

Module code: LMD10126
Module leader: Sophie Gerrard
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Art Design and Photography
Prerequisites

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Description of module content:

This module will enable you to make informed, critical and reflective choices on how you present your work within a professional environment. This will be delivered by workshops, lectures, visiting professionals and individual tutorials to guide you through the creative process of portfolio selection, development, editing and production. The use of social media and web-based presentation will form a significant component of the module. You will create a diverse and professional portfolio suitable for targeted presentation to prospective clients and businesses. The format of the portfolio will make use of a number of media, from photographs, to print, the virtual and social media. The suitability of format and research content will be negotiated by learning agreement between student and tutor early in the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Effectively use and evaluate skills in promotion and presentation of your work to potential clients, employers and industry professionals.
LO2: Critically reflect on your choices and uses of own work in relation to potential clients.
LO3: Apply knowledge to a professional level, of a range of web based and portfolio production and presentation methods.
LO4: Apply initiative, self-motivation, creativity and autonomy to the design and arrangement of your portfolio and its potential distribution.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sophie Gerrard
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
On this module you will be introduced to the key elements necessary to enable you to develop the skills required to promote yourself and your work to potential clients, employers, and industry professionals (LOs 1, 2, 4). The main focus of this module will be to enable you to develop and create a professional portfolio suitable for a range of distribution methods to a targeted audience of your choice (LOs 2, 3), which is negotiated through a learning agreement. Through research and experimentation using industry examples, you will build upon your portfolio development (LOs 3, 4). Through workshops, lectures and individual tutorials you will develop a clearer understanding of the creative process of portfolio development, editing and production (LOs 2, 3, 4), enabling you to create a dynamic and professional portfolio suitable for a range of professional distribution opportunities (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module provides you with the opportunity to engage with the various methods of contemporary presentation being used by the photographic industry. Development, experimentation and learning from examples will enable you to create your own professional portfolio. The knowledge, skills and experience gained will be central to your employability, creativity, self motivation, self awareness and reflection. The development of an individual practice which suits your interests and aspirations, with the effective use of key intellectual specialist and transferrable skills and a knowledge of the professional requirements of your chosen photographic specialism will facilitate you to evaluate your own learning, methods of presentation, performance and achievements.

Assessment (formative or summative)
You will undertake one component of assessment during the module, comprising two elements: a Print Portfolio submission (LOs 1,2, 3, 4) and an Online Portfolio subm

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 Seminar 6
Face To Face Lecture 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 250
Portfolio 60 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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