Full Title:Advanced Digital Photography
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MEDA I8Z14
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to advance the students knowledge of still image capturing through the platform of a digital camera. The module will emphasize the students awareness of the process involved in recording a correctly exposed still image and transferring it to a specified location. The module will also take cognizance of local and international practitioners from within the field of contemporary digital photography.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Acknowledge the role of digital photography as a medium of communication
  2. Understand the theoretical and practical elements of the digital photographic production process
  3. Take cognizance of the important creative and aesthetic challenges that digitally capturing a still image entails
  4. Operate a DSLR camera to a satisfactory level within various situations

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Digital photography Workflow
Camera Controls Exposure & lens awareness, File Formats and post-production
Photographic Techniques
Various photographic techniques associated with elements such as composition, framing, motion and lighting
Photographic Applications
History and development of photography, aesthetic and cultural considerations
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
Essay Each student will be required to submit an essay concerning a particular genre of photography. This selection should reference photographers and/or a collection photographs that influences their own aesthetic approach to photography 1,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Weekly Photography Submission 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Individual Themed Project Submission 2,3,4 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
Reflective Journal Work Book - Documenting work carried out during the stages of the photographic production process 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 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 theoretical lecture 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial in class tutorial 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading resources students will be directed to 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Online Contact management and uploading of content 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Langford, John 2010, Langford's Basic Photography [ISBN: 0240521684]
  • Badger, Gary, The Genius of Photography
  • Freeman, Michael, The Photographers Eye [ISBN: 1905814046]
  • Wells, Liz, Photography: A critical introduction
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • website: http://www.photo.net
  • website: http://www.zonezero.com
  • website: http://www.fotocommunity.com
  • website: http://www.flickr.com/
  • DVD: 2009The Genius of Photography, BBC

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 6 Elective
DK_MFILM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Film and Television Production 6 Elective
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 6 Elective