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ARTS6028 - Working with Images

Title:Working with Images
Long Title:Working with Images
Module Code:ARTS6028
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Catherine Fehily
Module Author: ALBERT WALSH
Module Description: This module concentrates on entire and efficient workflow in digital photography and video. Students are required to develop effective photography and video skills and efficient working practices through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 demonstrate effective photographic media skills and an efficient workflow through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
LO2 formulate an effective shooting plan outlining how the photography and/or video project will be managed.
LO3 create a series of still and moving digital images in response to selected issues, themes and/or subjects.
LO4 use a range of software in post processing effectively and flexibly.
LO5 present a well structured portfolio.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Developing visual research skills. Identifying starting points, themes, issues and/or subject matter. Planning a shoot - generating a shooting plan and resourcing the project.
Capturing images - composition, line, framing, form, space, colour, light texture.
Image Editing and Processing. Use of photo and video editing software.
Selecting and presenting still and moving images. Portfolio preparation and presentation. Alternative presentations - ePortfolios
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Reflective sketchbook documenting the student's visual research. 1,2 50.0 Week 11
Presentation Photography and video work 1,3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Studio Based Practical 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Studio Research and Development 9.0 Every Week 9.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Andersson, B. 2015, The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, 2nd Ed., Sybex [ISBN: 978-111898349]
  • Kelby, S. 2012, Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It, New Riders [ISBN: 9780321786616]
  • Leirpoll, J. et al 2017, The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro: Learn advanced editing techniques to dramatically speed up your workflow, Apress [ISBN: 9781484228906]
  • Perello, I. 2018, Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow, Rocky Nook [ISBN: 978-168198399]
  • Russotti, P. 2017, Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow Handbook, Elsevier Science & Technology Books [ISBN: 9781138417984]
  • Schewe, J. 2014, The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lightroom and Photoshop for Printing, Peachpit Press [ISBN: 9780321908452]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Ang, T. 2016, Digital Photographer's Handbook, 6th edition Ed., DK [ISBN: 9781465450869]
  • Freeman, M (Ed) 2014, Photo School: Fundamentals, Octopus Publishing Group [ISBN: 9781781579909]
  • Kelby, S. 2013, The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers, New Riders [ISBN: 9780321823748]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 2 Mandatory

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