Creative Media: Photography (P4071)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

The module aims to develop your skills in the creation of photographic projects while expanding your knowledge of the theories and practices common to photography, as well as enhancing your knowledge of research methods, production techniques and processes.

As well as producing your own photographs you'll collaborate with a group of your peers to develop each other's ideas.

This module builds on the practical and conceptual skills acquired at level 1.

It allows you to focus on the creation of a media project while expanding your knowledge of the theories and practices common to photography.


  • enhance your understanding of key processes and techniques
  • learn to research in depth
  • draw on a range of sources
  • translate your research into an appropriate visual form which demonstrates critical awareness of the subject and the genre.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 252 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: