Photography & Imaging - DESG4019

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle


During this module students will produce digital imagery, predominately still images by responding to the world around them. Students will experiment and learn skills in the relevant industry software to enhance and manipulate imagery ready for production. Students will explore presentation techniques of photography and imaging and consider alternative ways to present and disseminate imagery and photography in the digital age.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 33
Private Study Hours: 117
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

100% Portfolio

Reassessment methods:
Reassessment instrument: Like-for-like

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Evans, J., and Straub, K. (2018). Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book. USA: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Evening, M. (2015). Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers. New York: Focal Press
Jansen, C. (2017). Girl on girl: Art and photography in the age of the female gaze. London: Laurence King Publishing.
Silber, M. (2018). The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos. Miami: Mango Publishing
Szarkowski, J. (2007). The Photographer's Eye. New York: The Museum of Modern Art

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Use a range of digital techniques and skills to create original images.
2. Experiment with image production (editing & manipulation) and document the process.
3. Identify where their practice sits within the broader context of contemporary and commercial visual communication media platforms.
4. Demonstrate technical knowledge of cameras and understand the principles of photography.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Use information and communication technologies.
2. Prioritise tasks and work efficiently on a project over a period of time.
3. Demonstrate flexibility of thought and an openness to new thinking.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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