Photography: Practice and Theory (P4065)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module introduces you to using the still image and encourages you to reflect critically on issues of narrative, form and representation in order to convey a story. You will learn key processes and techniques involved in digital imaging: research, composition, exposure, editing and devices for storytelling. You will work individually to realise set exercises in and out of class and produce a completed series of images to a set brief.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 17 hours of contact time and about 133 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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: