Why regard photography as language? What skills does this kind of theory-led practice offer to photographers, visual practitioners and researchers of visual communication? The answers to these questions are the primary objectives of this course.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of the critical debates which inform visual practice, neither of the technical and conceptual parameters which constitute a photograph. Instead of being told what photography is, you will be introduced to key approaches to thinking in photographs and making photographic work. Instead of being told what to think about photography you will be offered the theoretical and technical framework on how to think about and through photography.