Media and film studies

Photography: Critical Narratives

Module code: P4071
Level 5
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Practical, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

The module aims to develop both your critical and practical skills in the creating contemporary imaging projects that reflect critically on our world.

You will learn about the theories and practices common to contemporary photography and image making, as well as enhancing your ability to analyse images and utilise their communicative power. This will include working with traditional photographic approaches in the studio and on location, as well as embracing the possibilities of post-production, automation, and AI, with a focus on coding meaning within the image to encourage emotional and other responses from the viewer.

Module learning outcomes

  • Employ their skills in media practice by completing a creative project which is of an appropriate level in both form and content.
  • Apply methods of critical analysis to their work by clearly defining the relationship between the practical and conceptual development of their creative project.
  • Demonstrate research skills and a developed understanding of production processes.
  • Reflect critically and theoretically on their production work as evidenced by the creation of their research portfolio.