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Photography BA (A), Image Gestalt, 7.5 credits

General data

Code: FT027G
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 to introduce students to the visual language of photography in terms of composition, aesthetics, representation, meaning and the image as a unified whole.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
- present the interaction between form and content
- analyse photographic expressions
- present individual images in relation to each other


The students will deepen their knowledge of image formatting and communicating through images. Students explain and motivate the working methods, presentation and form of individual image expressions and the image sequencing of an event.

Entry requirements

At least one year of successfully completed full-time study at university level.
Photography BA (A), Digital Photography, 7,5 credits
Photography BA (A), Photo History, 7,5 credits

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

1,5 hp, Seminar
2 hp, Assignment 1
4 hp, Assignment 2

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: Suler, John och Zaka, Richard D
Title: Perception and Imaging, Photography as a Way of Seeing
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Focal Press

Author: Wells, Liz
Title: Photography a Critical Introduction
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Routledge

Reference literature

Author: Barthes, Roland
Title: Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Hill Wang

Author: Edwards, Steve
Title: Photography: A Very Short Introduction
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Author: Perkins, David N
Title: The intelligent Eye, Learning to Think by Looking at Art
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Getty Education Institute for the Arts, U.S.

Other information

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