Course plan

Syllabus Photography BA (A), Photographic Research Project, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: FT034G
  • 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: 2/25/2019
  • Date of change: 11/26/2020
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2021


The aim of this course is for students to identify a research problem and conduct a photography-based research project.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will be able to:
- identify a research problem and write a project proposal
- prepare and use photographic research methods
- summarize and present the results of their photographic research project


Identifying a research problem.
Writing a photographic research proposal.
Application of photographic visual research methods.
Presentation of results.

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, 2.0 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I200: Assignment 2, 4.0 hp
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

P100: Project Presentation, 1.5 hp
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

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: Read, Shirley och Simmons, Mike
  • Title: Photographers and Research The role of research in contemporary photographic practice
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan

Required literature

  • Author: Rose, Gillian
  • Title: Visual Methodologies: An introduction to researching with Visual Materials
  • Publisher: SAGE publications
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Author: Fox Anna, Caruana Natasha
  • Title: Research in Photography: Behind the Image
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan