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Photography BA (A), Digital Photography, 7.5 credits

General data

Code: FT028G
Subject/Main field: Fotografi
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Design
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 3/31/2017
Date of change: 1/22/2018
Version valid from: 1/1/2018


The aim of the course is for students to acquire a basic knowledge of how to capture and process digital photographs.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will:
- know the basics of photography
- be able to make exposures for digital photography
- demonstrate basic knowledge of camera technology
- be able to practice the workflow for digital photography
- be able to perform editing of digital photographic images


The course deals with:
- knowledge of digital exposure techniques and digital workflow
- processing of digital images
- editing digital image files and relevant tools
- presentation of images
- photo technology
- lighting

Entry requirements

At least one year of successfully completed full-time study at university level.


The purpose of the course is to learn techniques of digital photography and to experience different photographic scenarios in studio and uncontrolled environments.
The course will introduce typical lighting and technical challenges as well as explore the digital workflows used by professional photographers.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course will include lectures, seminars and practical assignments.

Examination form

The grade is based on individual assignments which can include written, oral and practical examinations. Mandatory attendance applies to certain lectures, tutorials and exercises as well as at all seminars and lectures. Absence and late submission of data may negatively affect the course grade.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Unless otherwise specified, all written submissions shall be used using well-known source systems such as Harvard, Oxford (notes) or APA-Style (Harvard variant).

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Kellby, Scott
Title: The Adobe® Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: New Riders Publishing

Author: Peterson, Bryan
Title: Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Amphoto

Other information

Eventual expenses for travel, materials and technical equipment are paid for by the student.