Learning outcomes & discipline specific guidance
New BA (Hons) Photography units:
- Photography 1.1: Approaching Photography (PH4APH)
- Photography 2.1: Challenging Genres (PH5CGG)
- Photography 3.1: Practice and Research (PH6PAR)
Teach Out BA (Hons) Photography units:
- Photography 1: Expressing Your Vision (PH4EYV)
- Photography 1: Context and Narrative (PH4CAN)
- Photography 1: Identity and Place (PH4IAP)
- Moving Image 1: Setting the Scene (MI4STS)
- Visual Skills 1: Visual Dynamics (VC4VSD) - See Visual Communication guidance
- Visual Studies 1: Understanding Visual Culture (AH4UVC)
- Photography 2: Landscape, Place and Environment (PH5LPE) - also includes Photography 2: Landscape (PH5LDS)
- Photography 2: Documentary Fact and Fiction (PH5DFF) - also includes Photography 2: Documentary (PH5DOC)
- Photography 2: Self and the Other (PH5SAO)
- Photography 2: Digital Image & Culture (PH5DIC)
- Moving Image 2: Moving Image (MI5MIM)
- Photography 3: Body of Work (PH6BOW)
- Photography 3: Contextual Studies (PH6CTS)
- Photography 3: Sustaining Your Practice (PH6SYP)
When considering the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for your course unit, it is important to know what you are being asked to submit. These are known as your assessment requirements. These will typically include:
- Learning Log entries All levels - Submitting between 2 to 3 learning log entries for each learning outcome. HE6 Contextual Studies unit - If you are on an earlier version of the course unit where you may have used a research folder rather than a learning log, please submit selected extracts from your research folder in place of learning log entries (which can be scanned or typed up) in order to show how you've met the learning outcomes.
- Creative Work
HE4/HE5 level - Selecting three assignment outcomes (excluding critical reviews/essays) or pieces of creative work. These assignment outcomes/pieces of creative work would typically constitute a series of photographs, but depending on how you have approached an assignment brief or course exercise, it could be a video outcome, an installation, an photographic artefact or other piece of digital media. It’s up to you to discern what your strongest outcomes on the course unit have been, not to select the ‘best images’ from across all of the series’ you have produced.
HE6 Body of Work unit - Submitting your body of work
HE6 Sustaining your Practice unit - Submitting your developed body of work
- Critical reviews
All levels - Submit any critical review/essay from your course unit. Where relevant, include (and label clearly) a first draft and tutor annotations (if your tutor has done this) with your final critical review/essay.
HE6 Contextual Studies unit - Submit your extended written piece. You are also advised to include your Assignment Two: Literature Review and Proposal (and, if appropriate, comment on any ways you may have since departed from what was originally proposed).
- Reflective presentation/evaluation
All levels - Your reflective presentation or evaluation will also help assessors to navigate your submission. If you choose to include images of your work in this, we suggest roughly 10 to 12 images. This could help you to visually connect your
reflections to your work. If you choose to present this as video, you can keep this very simple using a mobile phone or laptop— it could show you speaking about, or even handling, your work, you could use this to show aspects of scale, texture,
physicality of materials or process.
Additional OCA resources to documenting work
What if … I can’t go outside to photograph by Andrea Norrington
Experimenting with Physical Formats and Tactile Processes to Demonstrate Critical Thinking by Rachel Smith
Discussing and Sharing the Tactile Qualities of Work by Rebecca Fairley
Student Work: video-documentary of site-based work by Bryn Davies
Photography and digital assessment— a wider picture by Dan Robinson