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Beaconhouse National University

 

Program Overview

Areas: Photography, Video & Sound Studies, Narrative & Editing, Grading & Media handling

Duration: 4 Years | 8 Semesters

Credits: 133

Concerned Department: DEPARTMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Career Paths: Advertising, Event or Fashion Photographer, Art Director, Cinematographer, Commercial Studio Photographer, Corporate Image Manager, Multimedia Artist, Photographic Editor, Photographic Compositor, Photojournalist, Production Designer, Professional Blogger, Researcher, Social Activist, Sound Designer / Engineer, Video Editor, Videographer

  • Admission Requirement

    Students can opt for this BFA Photography after successfully finishing foundation year.

  • Electives and Mandatory Courses

    • Photography I | 3rd Semester

      Course Code: PG 2101 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      This is an introductory course designed to give the student a grounding in the basic functions of photographic equipment and the principles of recording light. At the end of the course the students are expected to have the confidence handle a photographic shoot.

    • Color Theory and Practice | 3rd Semester

      Course Code: PG 2102 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      Course Code: PG 2102 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio We start with understanding how various colors are made from different wavelengths of light. The course progresses as an introduction to how photoshop handles color and what tools are available to change the color of still images and video.

    • Lessons in Light | 3rd Semester

      Course Code: PG 2103 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      This course examines light. It compliments the course on color by taking a practical approach to creating and manipulating different lighting environments.

    • History of Photography | 3rd Semester

      Course Code: PG 2104 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

      We all want to make significant images which will catch people’s imagination and live in their memory. It is helpful therefore to know what previous generations have found worth remembering in photographs. The rest as they say is history.

    • Photography Major Studio I | 4th Semester

      Course Code: PG 2201 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      The Major Studio is a term used to define the space in the timetable we give you to undertake photographic projects that interest you. Here you will practice what you have learned in other units of this course.

    • Editing, Narrative and Events | 4th Semester

      Course Code: PG 2202 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      The photograph we see is rarely the only one taken. It is easy to underestimate the value of good editing. To work effectively an editor must understand the potential of each image. The photograph is often used in a narrative sequence which leads us to studying the moving image and video editing.

    • Reading Photographs, Writing Images | 4th Semester

      Course Code: PG 2203 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

      Images are repositories of the real but they are also diverse in purpose, as ubiquitous as currency and in need of constant updating. Images can be a symbol or totem, a new identity or a marketing device. In this course we learn the vocabulary of images through the written word.

    • Digital Truths and Photographic Ethics | 4th Semester

      Course Code: PG 2204 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio & Theory

      Have you ever seen a photograph and wondered how real it was. We examine the debates around distortions of reality, altered images and the fantasy world of CGI. We also look at digital photography on the computer and learn how to change images with a full understanding of what that implies.

    • Photography Major Studio II | 5th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3101 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      You will continue yourself led projects throughout the Major studio component. You will be set your own goals and we will ensure that you meet them. This is where you will bring your portfolio together.

    • Beyond the Photograph / Digital Mediums | 5th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3102 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      Most phones have cameras, most cameras now shoot video and sound recording is not just for nerds. All computers can store, distribute and display. In ‘Beyond the Photograph’ we combining words with images, sound with video, stills into stop frame animation to extend the simple photographic frame into the digital domain and beyond.

    • Documentary Research Methodology | 5th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3103 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio/Theory

      It is imperative that a photographer knows, how to research a subject, conduct an interview, and hone in on vital information. How else can an image maker gain control of a story! How else can a storyteller convey the essence of a complex event! Without context our images may be of little worth, with it they may change the world.

    • Photography Major Studio III | 6th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3201 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      You will continue yourself led projects throughout the Major studio component. You will set your own goals and we will ensure that you meet them.

    • Contemporary Photographic Theory | 6th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3202 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

      The invention of photography, coming at the beginning of the age of industrialisation, has had a profound impact on; Society, Art and Philosophy. We will learn about the various ways photography has been discussed in the writings of Berger, Sontag, Benjamin and Barthe

    • Advanced Colour Grading | 6th Semester

      Course Code: PG 3203 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      Some photographers accept whatever result the camera gives, but every image you see published, whether it is still or moving, has been adjusted to make it print well or be seen clearer on screen. This course teaches the principles, techniques and workflows necessary to handle stills and video colour professionally.

    • Photography Major Studio IV | 7th Semester

      Course Code: PG 4101 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Studio

      Learning to be a photographer moves forward as the students ideas and capacity concentrate with repeated practice. This discussion course will challenge the student to talk on equal terms with the tutors about their own practice and about the practice of others, sharing secrets, discoveries and observations within the group.

    • Photography Major Studio V | 8th Semester

      Course Code: PG 4201 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 6 | Studio

      This will be the place where your learning should come to fruition in the production of a body of work which will be exhibited in your thesis show.

    • Professional Development | 8th Semester

      Course Code: PG 4202 | Contact Time: 6 Hours per week | Credits: 3 | Theory

      When you leave an educational establishment you should be prepared to take the next important step into your chosen field. This course will prepare you to look beyond your studies to ensure your portfolio is complete and you are clear about the road ahead.

  • Degree Requirement

    Thesis and Degree show