ARTS7053 - The Business of Photography

Title:The Business of Photography
Long Title:The Business of Photography
Module Code:ARTS7053
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
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 provides the learner with knowledge of and insight into the features and workings of the photography and video industry. It focuses particularly on the business side. It considers the profession within the contexts of the creative industries and the creative economy. It explores the entrepreneurial and business knowledge and skills that are required to work as a professional photographer and videographer.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 critically evaluate the varying dimensions of the photography and video industry.
LO2 assess the position of the photography and video industry within the creative industries and the creative economy.
LO3 debate the dimensions of the entrepreneurial and business knowledge and skills required to work as a professional photographer and videographer.
LO4 communicate the importance of effective networking and self-promotion in the photography and video business.
LO5 discuss the dimensions and importance of business finance, accounts and tax.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

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.

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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Professional Perspectives
The dimensions of the industry. The creative industries and the creative economy. The role of photography and video within the wider creative industries. Perspectives from professional photographers and videographers as guest lecturers
The Business of Photographic Media
The dimensions of the entrepreneurial and business knowledge and skills required to work as a professional photographer. Networking and self-promotion in the photographic media profession. Day to day business matters - business finance, accounts, tax etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Reporting on and responding to the dimensions of the photographic media industry nationally and internationally within the contexts of the creative economy 1,2 60.0 Week 8
Written Report Report identifying and discussing the entrepreneurial and business knowledge and skills required to work as a professional photographer including finance, accounts, networking and self-promotion. 3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
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
Lecture Content delivery and discussions 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Seminar 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and preparation 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Krages, B. 2017, Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making and Selling Images, 4th edition Ed., Amherst Media [ISBN: 978-168203286]
  • Piscopo, M. 2017, The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, 5th Edition Ed., Allworth Press; edition [ISBN: 978-162153547]
  • Pritchard, L. 2012, Setting Up a Successful Photography Business: How to be a Professional Photographer (Setting Up Guides), A & C Black Publishers Ltd [ISBN: 978-140812577]
  • Whoitmore, T. 2016, Photography Business: Special Tips and Techniques for Taking Amazing Pictures that Sell, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [ISBN: 978-153762883]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chan, L and Chan, L. 2011, Social Media Marketing for Digital Photographers, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated [ISBN: 9781118014127]
  • Davis, H. 2015, Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook, Focal Press [ISBN: 978-113882636]
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