Photography: Practice and Theory (P4065)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module introduces you to photography as a tool for communication and encourages you to reflect critically on issues of form and content to convey meaning.

You will learn key technical processes in contemporary image making and consider existing photographic theories alongside emerging digital practices.

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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: