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In this module you will explore a chosen area of photography in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. You will employ a variety of reflective methods to develop your own creative research proposal with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work effectively.
In this module you will explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of photography. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you'll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.
In this module you will explore what it is to be an independent author in photography with particular focus on the contemporary outlets and possibilities for your work, such as social media. Through in-depth examination of modern and historical photographers you will begin to establish your place, purpose and direction in the industry.
In this module you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to photography research using both historical and contemporary sources. You will explore the work of practitioners and scholars in photography, and the contemporary research problems they face. You will produce an illustrated Research Survey demonstrating your investigations and findings.
Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. You will produce a portfolio or public exhibition of a substantial body of practice work supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are not offered on every course. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Your skills, knowledge and understanding will be entirely assessed by coursework including practical projects, oral presentations and supporting written work. There are no exams.