Photography from Invention to Mass Medium

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Photography from Invention to Mass Medium

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History, Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Theory - No portfolio required.
    This module will ground students in the origins of photography, its spread through culture as both science and art, and the beginnings of Modernism. The module will follow a more or less historical timeline ? the first five weeks dealing with the period prior to WWII, the subsequent weeks exploring the period between approximately WWII and the 1960s/70s. The trajectory is broadly European/North American - a grounding that is then challenged and expanded in Semester 2.
    Assessment: Draft Essay (50%) ; Essay (50%). *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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