Photography and Materials
This unit will introduce you to a range of materials and processes used in photographic and lens-related practice, giving you the opportunity to begin to consider how their application effect context and meaning. You will be asked to link creativity and materials to establish a practice that is inquisitive and responsive. This unit considers the learners' place within the Art School and wider context of Manchester, and begins to establish an independent approach.
The Figure and Photograph
This unit explores the relationship between the figure and the photographic image, through genres such as portraiture, fashion, documentary and fine art. You will develop research skills linked to your practice, and be introduced to concepts of narrative, meaning and representation.
At Level 4, this unit encourages some collaborative, interdisciplinary practice and shared experience. There are lectures and talks from key research staff, students and external experts. Teaching will be in the form of tutorial groups, weekly meetings and presentations. The set projects will vary from year to year and are designed to be responsive to current creative opportunities.
Contextualising Practice with Language 1
You are allocated to one of five pathways addressing programme-based clusters of cognate practice areas. Lectures, seminars, guest speakers and visits will address the historical, critical and cultural contexts of art and design practice. The 15 credit option is taken when you opt to do a 15 credit Uniwide languages unit as well (mmu.ac.uk/uniwide).
Contextualising Practice 1
30 credit unit. You are allocated to one of five pathways addressing programme-based clusters of cognate practice areas. Lectures, seminars, guest speakers, visits will address the historical, critical and cultural contexts of art and design practice.