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.


1 Students master basic skills in photography. 2 Students are able to learn to use photography as a medium for artistic practice. 3 Students are able to work with photography in the context of contemporary art and visual culture as well as art education.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 27.03.2024 - 19.04.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, 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 portfolio.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, participation in discussions, completed individual and group assignments. Minimum 80% attendance. See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 ECTS ≈ 162h

    Contact teaching 64h / Other 98h

    Lectures 20h

    Groupwork 10h

    Workshop and practice-based work 112

    Reflection and thinking 20



Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: