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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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