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ARTS7054 - Photography & Media Practice

Title:Photography & Media Practice
Long Title:Photography & Media Practice
Module Code:ARTS7054
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Intermediate
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 introduces students to the processes involved in producing a portfolio of photographic and/or video work. Students are required to respond independently to set briefs and to integrate their process of visual research with production to create a portfolio of work.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 interpret and creatively respond to briefs.
LO2 demonstrate effective independent research and practical skills in response to a project brief.
LO3 Manage an efficient workflow through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production.
LO4 Visually and critically analyse and discuss their own work and the work of their peers.
LO5 Effectively present their work through visual and oral presentations.
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
Interpreting and responding to a set brief. Independent research techniques. Managing an efficient workflow through the stages of pre-production, production and post-production. Producing and presenting a portfolio of work.
Peer Group Presentations
Visual and oral peer presentations at key stages of the portfolio development. Applying critical theory to the student's own photography work and to the work of their peers. Critical and analytical appraisal of photographic and video images.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students will make visual and oral presentations to their peers regarding key stages of the development of the portfolio of photography work 4,5 20.0 Week 8
Presentation Portfolio and sketchbook. 1,2,3,5 80.0 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
Tutorial Small group tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Studio based practice 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Studio research and development 16.0 Every Week 16.00
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Ang, T. 2017, Digital Photography Masterclass: Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures, 3rd Edition Ed., DK Publishing [ISBN: 978-146545761]
  • Bendandi, L. 2015, Experimental Photography: A Handbook of Techniques, Thames and Hudson Ltd [ISBN: 978-050054437]
  • Freeman, M. 2013, The Photographer's Eye: A Graphic Guide: Instantly Understand Composition & Design for Better Photography, ILEX [ISBN: 978-190815091]
  • Owens, J. 2017, Video Production Handbook, 6th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-113869349]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Brown, E. 2014, Feeling Photography, Duke University Press [ISBN: 9780822355410]
  • Madras, R. and Anthes, B. 2011, Reframing Photography: theory and practice, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415779197]
  • Musburger, R., B. 2014, Single-Camera Video Production, 6th Ed., 978-0415822589 [ISBN: 978-041582258]
  • Read, S. and Simmons, M. 2017, Photographers and Research: The role of research in contemporary photographic practice, Focal Press [ISBN: 978-113884432]
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 4 Mandatory

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