Course: Current Trends in Photography 1

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Course title Current Trends in Photography 1
Course code KARF/XSTF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Jindra Jan, doc. MgA.
  • Chrenka Matej, MgA.
Course content
- Contemporary trends in Czech and world photography - History of photography - Discussions and analyses of exhibitions and portfolios - The teacher defines the right to continuously adjust the content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic), Teamwork
  • Participation in classes - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at selected lectures and presentations of important photographic exhibitions that will help students to get familiar with current tendencies in photography.The student is informed in the contemporary development and tendencies in photography. The student is also informed in basic rules of presenting own portfolio and communication with exhibition and publishing institutions. The student understands the exhibition language and is able to critically review any exhibition.
The student is informed in the contemporary development and tendencies in photography. The student is capable of deeper reflection of his creation, creating a functioning series from quality photographs, selecting appropriate adjustmets, installation in space and curator management of an exhibition including promotion. The student is also informed in basic rules of presenting own portfolio and communication with exhibition and publishing institutions. The student understands the exhibition language and is able to critically review any exhibition.
Prerequisites
Basic orientation in the terminology of theory, history, and technology of photography. Knowledge of the development of photography in the 19th and 20th century.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay

- Essay - Active participation in seminars - Capability of self-reflection and analysis. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Barthes, Roland. Světlá komora, Agite/Fra. Agite/Fra, Praha, 2005.
  • Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. Abbeville Press, 2008.
  • Sontag Susan. O fotografii. Praha, 2002.


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