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									                                                                                        At the end of this module students will be able to:
                                       Higher Education Foundation Course
                                                                                         demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how cultural, social, technical
                                                PHOTOGRAPHY                               and economical parameters influence image making.
                                                                                         obtain information from relevant sources using multiple search criteria as
                                                                                          appropriate.
                                                                                         read and synthesise information from at least two documents about the
This module is designed to develop student understanding, appreciation and                same subject.
enjoyment of Photography. Students will study photography as a medium and as             write a document giving information about a complex subject.
an art form and will also engage with a wide range of different kinds of imagery,        develop and realise own ideas based on principles studied.
developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection. The         bring together research and prepare a presentation.
module is both theoretical and practical in nature and will provide a strong base for    research, develop and realise a substantial photography project.
                                                                                         analyse existing imagery and draw conclusions for your own work.
progression to undergraduate study.
                                                                                         make use of techniques in an informed way in order to express ideas.
In Unit 1, students will learn darkroom skills and will also use black and white film
in single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. In Unit 2, students will have the opportunity to   Assessment
explore digital photography with Adobe Photoshop. Students will be encouraged
to develop their own ideas and to create a project based on their personal              Assessment in Unit 1 is by a sketchbook and a Project of 1000 words.
interests. Students do not necessarily have to own their own camera as these can
usually be loaned out.                                                                  Assessment in Unit 2 is by a sketchbook and a five minute presentation.

Module Content                                                                          If you are interested in this module you might also be interested in, for
                                                                                        example, Art, Graphic Design and Media Studies.
 The module is split into two units:
                                                                                        The Higher Education Foundation Course is open to anyone and no formal
 Unit 1:         Historical, cultural, social, economical and technical                qualifications are needed for entry to the course. However achievement in
                  context in Photography.                                               numeracy and literacy at Level 2 or equivalent would be advantageous,
 9 credits
                 Camera, IT and Darkroom skills.                                       and in some cases expected, where specific skills are required.
                 Generation and development of creative ideas.
                 Composition and other aesthetic decision taking.                      Course information and contact details can be found on
                 Presentation                                                          www.northumbria.ac.uk/hefc

 Unit 2:         Devising a small-scale research project.
 9 credits       Researching, developing a realising a substantial
                  sketchbook-based photography project.
 Technical skills, imagery and presentation of final work.

								
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