Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.09.2019 - 18.10.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

hanna.weselius@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I, II, III, IV, V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Deepens and strenghtens the students' own personal exprenssion, visual thinking and technical know-how.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Personal work and group work in the guidance of the teacher of the workshop.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

On the course, we discuss the theoretical basis and professional practices of documentary photography as a critical practice.

Students will get acquainted with the historical tradition & contemporary methods of documentary photography, get to know its practitioners and produce their own documentary project.

The course consists of classroom teaching and independent working on a personal documentary photography project. 

After the workshop, students may continue their projects and join the Documentary Projects Club (meetings to be scheduled).

 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and practice works. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The course is evaluated as pass/fail.

A successful completion of the workshop requires 80% participation in classroom as well as planning, producing and presenting an independent documentary project.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

See details of the contact hours and other ways of working from the workshop description of each workshop.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

6 credits are earned by participating lectures and classroom teaching (approx. 63 hours) and approx. 99 hours of individual working on course assignments and own documentary project.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass- fail or 1-5, see workshop specific information from study event.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The order of priority is as follows: 1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS); 2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester; 3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet; 4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year 5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor; 7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.); 9. other students.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

For students of other programmes applying for this workshop: advanced knowledge of photography and camera techniques is required. If you have questions, you can always ask hanna.weselius@aalto.fi

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Workshop days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

The teaching hours are always between 9.15 and 16.45. These hours are divided into classroom work (with teacher and visitors) and independent work.

An optional field flash clinique (DOM-E3030, 1 ECT, September 24–25) takes place in one of the workshop days (those who will not take the clinic can work individually on that day).

A more detailed schedule will be presented on the first day of the workshop.

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