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: 25.04.2022 - 12.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Minna Suoniemi

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

Course teacher Outi Laine:

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    56 h contact teaching, 79 h independent work


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring V

    2021-2022 Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    16 opiskelijaa, kurssi on suunnattu erityisesti kuvataidekasvatuksen erillisen maisteriohjelman opiskelijoille. Vähimmäisopiskelijamäärä 8 opiskelijaa.

    16 students, art education students have priority. Minimum 8 students.