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On completion of this module, students will be able to:
(1) Recognise and describe key photographic processes (and its chronological development) from the 19th century to the present
(2) Identify and describe the importance of historically significant photographers, as well as examples of their work
(3) Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical frameworks concerning photography's status as art, technology, and form of witness
(4) Demonstrate familiarity with and application of correct terminology when analysing photographs, developing critical thinking and writing skills
Topics will include the innovations of early photography; pictorialism and ‘straight’ photography; photojournalism and war photography; photography and modernism (abstraction, surrealism, the ‘new Objectivity’); post-modernism (conceptualism and new digital practices); and the role of the photograph as ‘document’ and photographer as ‘witness’.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Art History majors should not take any Stage 2 or 3 Art History modules until they have completed their Level 1 Art History requirements.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Midterm examination covering the first half of course content.||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final research essay, focused on an in-depth examination of a selected photograph.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be given on slide exam held at the mid-term point, and suggestions for improvement offered. Extensive written feedback will be given on the final essay via Brightspace.
|Ms Carla Briggs||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mrs Susan Curley Meyer||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Thurs 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Tues 12:00 - 12:50|