Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students master basic skills in photography and learn to use photography as a medium for artistic practice. Students are able to work with photography in the context of contemporary art and visual culture as well as art education.



Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.04.2021 - 12.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Minna Suoniemi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Outi Laine, Minna Suoniemi

Contact information for the course (valid 22.03.2021-21.12.2112):

Outi Laine:

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The students rehearse contextualizing, interpreting and analysing their own work and contemporary photographic art. The course focuses in using photography as a medium for artistic thinking and practice. The students learn about the camera functions, exposure, focal length, light and basic color correction. During the course the students complete a digital publication or an exhibition.




Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, demonstrations, discussions, assignments, group work, independent work, workshops, critiques. A digital portfolio with a self-reflecting section is required. 80 % attendance and completing the assignments is required.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    56 h contact teaching, 79 h independent work


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Readings and learning material is announced and shared in the digital learning environment.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education