2) Introduction To Practice

MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICE

RATIONALE
This module provides an introduction to the practice and techniques of digital imaging. Digital imaging requires an understanding of different input and output options, basic software tools and how the digital image may be viewed in different forms. The module also offers students the opportunity to explore, from critical and historical perspectives, developments in this relatively new field of practice that open up possibilities for considering the nature of the artworks and ‘the real’ in the works they make. The module is well suited to students who have had limited prior experience of this field and the focus is on students’ experimentation with the manipulation of ideas, techniques and tools.


SYLLABUS OUTCOMES
MAKING
- M1 generates a characteristic style that is increasingly self-reflective in their photographic and/or video and/or digital practice
- M2 explores concepts of artist/photographer, still and moving works, interpretations of the world and audience response, in their making of still and/or moving works
- M3 investigates different points of view in the making of photographs and/or videos and/or digital images
- M4 generates images and ideas as representations/simulations in the making of photographs and/or videos and/or digital images
- M5 develops different techniques suited to artistic intentions in the making of photographs and/or videos and/or digital images
- M6 takes into account issues of occupational health and safety in the making of photographs and/or videos and/or digital works
CRITICAL/HISTORICAL STUDIES
- CH 1 generates in their critical and historical practice ways to interpret and explain photography and/or video and/or digital imaging
- CH 2 investigates the roles and relationships among the concepts of artist, work, world and audience in critical and historical investigations
- CH 3 distinguishes between different points of view and offers interpretive accounts in critical and historical studies
- CH 4 explores ways in which histories, narratives and other accounts can be built to explain practices and interests in the fields of photography and/or video and/or digital imaging
- CH 5 recognises how photography and/or video and/or digital imaging are used in various fields of cultural production