Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Photography 4
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  Conditions: You must resubmit the failed component in the form of a new portfolio of work  100%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. produce a portfolio of work demonstrating thematic, stylistic, and very good technical coherence and quality (Aims: C, D, E, F, G, I, J)
2. produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates an ability beyond competence in the basic techniques of black and white photography and colour photography and competence in a range of materials related to photographic manipulation (Aims: A, B)
3. articulate the processes by which you have arrived at the final portfolio including reference to contemporary practice (Aims: C, D, H, I)
Relation to Assessment
Outcomes 1-3 are assessed through tutorials and the final portfolio assessment

Brief description

The curriculum for Photography 3 AR21620 plus individual and group projects deal with various approaches to subject matter through technical and aesthetic analysis. To reinforce the contact with contemporary fine art practice students are encouraged to examine examples in the School of Art Collections of photographs. This module is intended for those students who wish to practice and study photography as a main option in their degree scheme. There is also an introduction into colour photography and processing.


A. competently and confidently develop skills acquired related to image capture and reproduction in both black and white and colour photography
B. explore creative photographic applications through set briefs, workshops and tutorials.
C. explore the possibilities of photography as a medium of document, reference and creative imaging.
D. develop a personal, individual, and imaginative response to subject matter
E. acquire and refine appropriate technical dexterity and stylistic concerns
F. produce a body of work that demonstrates conceptual and technical coherence, and the ability to sustain a commitment to subject over a period.
G. possess a productive response to work
H. articulate verbally the criteria by which the body of work is made and should be judged
I. develop analytical and diagnostic abilities
J. define a field of action


Week 1: Lecture Project launch + Open Tutorials
Week 2: Tutorials
Week 3: Tutorials
Week 4: Open Tutorials
Week 5: Colour printing workshop
Week 6: Mid-term assessment - Group Feedback Tutorial
Week 7: Tutorials
Week 8: Van Dyke Brownprint workshop
Week 9: Tutorials
Week 10: Tutorials
Week 11: Final Group Feedback Tutorial

Transferable skills

  • Self-directed project work -- through the production of a portfolio of work
  • Oral skills -- in the context of individual and assessment tutorials
  • Careers needs awareness -- N/A
  • Self-management -- through a series of one-to-one tutorials in which the principles of matching a program of work to a fixed period of time are imparted. The student'r success in this respect is measured by the extent to which the program of work was completed within the prescribed time.
  • Group activity -- in the group tutorial where the students make assessments of each others work.


This module is at CQFW Level 5