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Photography BA (A), Light and Form, 7.5 credits

General data

Code: FT031G
Subject/Main field: Fotografi
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Design
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 1/25/2019
Date of change: 4/5/2019
Version valid from: 6/10/2019


The aim of the course is for students to learn the basic principles of photographic lighting. The course will introduce students to typical lighting situations and methods for modifying and shaping light.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will:
- be able to measure light quantity
- be able to describe light quality
- be able to apply basic knowledge of lighting for photography
- comprehend basic colour theory
- operate photographic lighting equipment


The course deals with:
- Artificial and natural lighting
- Lighting theory
- Light modification
- Colour theory
- Professional lighting techniques
- Camera settings

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 credits, Assignment 1
Grading: Pass or Fail

1 credits, Assignment 2
Grading: Pass or Fail

1.5 credits, Oral presentation
Grading: A, B, C, D, E, Fx och F. A-E is Pass, Fx and F is Fail.

4 credits, Assignment 3
Grading: A, B, C, D, E, Fx och F. A-E is Pass, Fx and F is Fail.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

Unless otherwise specified, all written submissions shall be using the well-known source systems such as APA-Style.

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.

Other information

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