Full Title:35mm Photography
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA C8Z05
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces students to the fundamentals of traditional photography through both theoretical and practical study. It exams the practices and techniques of practitioners across the national and international field of photography. It is an essential introduction to the process of capturing imagery and appreciating the capabilities different films, lenses and cameras, knowledge which can be sustained and used as a point of reference across the broad specter of the overall programme.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use basic camera controls to produce a satisfactory photograph.
  2. Print from black and white film.
  3. Use an SLR and digital camera.
  4. Control depth of field.
  5. Control image movement.
  6. To recognise and pre-visualise picture opportunities.
  7. Appreciate theoretical consideration in the capturing of the still image

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Camera – Principles of exposure, using different lenses, film sizes, film characteristics.
Camera Formats – Awareness of various formats and applications of each
Processes of various different speed films
Printing - Darkroom protocol, principles of black and white printing
Image Movement – Learn how to use speed of subject, direction of travel and shutter speed to control image movement
Electronic Imaging – use of digital cameras
Photographing a live subject.
Presentation of Final photographic prints
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Proficiency test allowing the students to demonstrate their confidence and capability in handling the equipment independently of a supervised situation 2,3 10.00 0 0 Week 4 0
Continuous Assessment Flickr assignment consisting of weekly submissions of 'pre-themed' photographs 6 10.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Essay Theoretical Essay based upon a specific photographer/photograph 7 10.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Portfolio Final Project: Production of a selection of images from a specified theme 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 40.00 0 0 Week 13 0
Portfolio Workbook detailing the process involved in the production of the work for the Portfolio submission 1,2,3,4,6 30.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Langford, M, Basic Photography, Focal Press, 2007. ISBN: 0240520351
  • Hedgecoe, J., The New Manual of Photography, Dorling Kindersley, 2003. ISBN: 0751337374
  • Langford, M, Advanced Photography, Focal Press, 2004. ISBN: 0240514866
  • Tarrant, J., Digital Camera Techniques, Focal Press, 2002. ISBN: 0240516877
  • Child, J. & Galer, M, Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills, Focal Press, 2002, 2nd Ed. ISBN: 0240516702
  • Zakia, R. D., Perception and Imaging, Focal Press, 2002, 2nd Ed. ISBN: 024080466X
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 1 Mandatory
DK_MFILM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Film and Television Production 1 Mandatory
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 1 Mandatory