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Introduction to Photography

 
 

Course overview

Whether you are new to photography or want to improve your existing skills, this course develops your ability to create and share photographs of which you can be proud. You develop your technical and visual skills as you learn the principles of photography and image editing.

Online lectures introduce you to new concepts, while weekly hands-on assignments allow you to practice the skills you learn. These activities form the basis of your portfolio that you draw on for your end-of-module assessment.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Friday 11 June, Fridays for four weeks, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- still photography cameras, digital technologies, and the principles of their usage
- digital darkroom practices, presenting digital photographs, and photographs on the web
- communicating about your peers and your own work, while receiving and applying constructive feedback
- studio practice, focusing on more foundational skills in the field of photography
- creative thinking with in the production of visual artworks.

How you are assessed

Your assessment is an individual portfolio of your work produced through technical and creative exercises throughout the module (100%).

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum hardware and software requirements
- any digital SLR camera
- Adobe Lightroom or GIMP software

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Friday 11 June, Fridays for four weeks, 9.30am - 4.30pm