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Year Two increasingly becomes about developing your own practice as a photographer.
This module explores working on location, emphasising the use and control of location lighting, whether that be natural light, the use of flash, or the use of studio lights in a location context. There is an extensive workshop programme on location lighting skills.
Building on the written skills and research practice developed in the first year, this module is a written research paper emphasising independent investigations and the application of critical understanding, resulting in your drawing independent informed conclusions.
This module progresses students from set assignments to explore self-devised ones, and allows the exploration + development of practice in their chosen photographic specialism(s).
Research and development is an essential component in the development of this work. This is a relatively open brief designed to be facilitated by extensive tutorial discussion and support.
Mediation & Promotion
Essentially this module is about exploring the range of ways of getting your work into the public arena, relevant to your practice. Some sort of web presence is pretty much an essential today, but students may also explore a marketing campaign, online book production, or devise another route in negotiation with tutors.
Publicising the graduation show through a range of print and online media will equally form an important component of this module.
Final Major Project
This is another open brief enabling students to build on previous work or devise a new definitive body of independent work. Again research and development are strongly emphasised in the development of this work. This is the work designed to be exhibited in the graduation show.
This module reflects your impending graduation and independence. Your portfolio (in whatever form this may take) will be a crucial vehicle in your employability (at whatever level) on graduation. Much seminar time will be allocated to exploring the various options and media to suit your direction.
Also this module will support students in the practical planning fo the graduation show.
You will be encouraged to seek out and liaise with a professional mentor, to help smooth your transition to the world of work.
In addition students will reflect on and evaluate their progress and achievement over the previous two years with an illustrated reflective presentation to their peers and staff.