Course plan

Syllabus Photography BA (A), Location Photography, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: FT033G
  • 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: 2/26/2019
  • Date of change: 10/1/2021
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2022

Aim

The aim of this course is to gain knowledge of how to find and utilise different locations whilst experiencing how to adapt to various on-location scenarios.
The purpose is for students to learn how to explore and interact with various locations in order to identify the interrelation of photo and place.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will be able to:
- plan and prepare a location shoot
- identify location lighting challenges and solutions
- photo document a location
- use digital tools to gather location data
- present visual location survey information

Content

The course deals with:
- location scouting
- location lighting
- environmental photography
- travel photography
- landscape photography

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process 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

I100: Assignment 1, 1.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I200: Assignment 2, 1.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I300: Assignment 3, 4.0 hp
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

P100: Oral presentation, 1.5 hp
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

Unless otherwise specified, all written submissions shall be using 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

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

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

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Wells, Liz
  • Title: Land Matters: Landscape photography, culture and identity.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Comment: Endast kapitel 6 "Sence of Location". Tillhandahålles av läraren.
  • Author: Lippard, Lucy R
  • Title: The lure of the local: Senses of place in a multicentered society.
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Author: duChemin, David
  • Title: Within the Frame - the Journey of Photographic Vision
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan

Required literature

  • Author: Fancher, Nick
  • Title: Studio Anywhere
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Author: Bate, David
  • Title: PHOTOGRAPHY: The key concepts
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Comment: Endast kapitel 5, "The composition of landscapes"