- Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay, 2000 words Essay (with list ‘Works Cited’ comprising 10 secondary sources related to/relevant for the critical essay)||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Seen examiniation||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resit essay Essay (with list ‘Works Cited’ comprising 10 secondary sources related to/relevant for the critical essay)||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit exam||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1) study the development of specific applications of photography from around 1945 to the present
2) develop convictions regarding the debates surrounding contemporary photographic practice
3) cultivate an ability and confidence to examine and compare ways in which photography is discussed and written about
4) develop a critical apparatus to evaluate specific images
6) form ideas relating to the interconnectedness of visual art disciplines
2) Reading Photography 2: Light Readings - Characteristics of the Photographic Image and Critical Positions
3) Case study: Diane Arbus; Case study: Martin Parr
4) New Land(scapes) for Old - New Topographics; Landscape as a Mirror and Window
5) Exhibition Visit
6) National Library of Wales: Modern Collections
7) Case study: South Africa 1949-1994: Photography, Politics, Race
8) Documentary Photography in the School of Art Museum collections.
9)The Post-Modern Self: Identity and the Camera; Gender and ‘Identity Politics’ in Photography.
10) Ghosts and Shadows: the Numinous in Contemporary Practice .
11) Media and Cyber Culture.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Written communication skills|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Written, critical, IS, and research skills further developed.|
|Information Technology||Writing in an academic context using computer.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Professional presentation of research and annotated bibliography using MLA style documentation.|
|Problem solving||Contextualizing historical precedent in the history of photography (e.g. visual, cultural, media, conceptual effects of the medium).|
|Research skills||Researching through the use of library resources (National Library, Hugh Owen) as well electronic resources (e.g. the internet), object studies (School of Art collections, NLW collections of photographs.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Being introduced to the specifics of photographic influences on political, social and cultural functions.|
|Team work||Seminar discussion groups and debate.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5