|Course Title||Award in Photography – Introduction|
|Course Start and planned End Date||Start date: January 8, 2024
Prospected End date: February 26, 2024
|Lectures||Mondays, 18:00 – 20:00 – MCAST Mosta
And selected Saturdays – In Person, Various Locations
Monday, January 8, 18:00-20:00
Monday, January 15, 18:00-20:00
Monday, January 22, 18:00-20:00
Monday, January 29, 18:00-20:00
Saturday, February 3, 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday, February 10, 10:00 – 17:00
Monday, February 12, 18:00-20:00
Monday, February 19, 18:00-20:00
Monday, February 26, 17:00-20:00
|Venue||MCAST Mosta – Institute of Creative Arts, and various locations|
|Mode of Delivery||F2F; with the option to join online, as needed.|
|Method of Assessment||Project|
|Institute||MCAST Mosta – Institute of Creative Arts|
|Duration of course||26 Hours|
This course aims at encouraging students to explore the photography world in terms of content and contexts, and its role within the media industry. The students will be given the opportunity to understand the relationship between basic photography practices and theories in order to have a better understanding of this medium.
Students will be able to test their knowledge and understanding through multiple practical sessions tackling different contexts and scenarios. With this course, students will be guided into practising a full photographic project – starting from producing well-exposed images, selecting the right sample of photos, applying basic editing techniques and finally showcasing their work to fellow classmates and being able to critically evaluate their own work.
The target group for this course may be media literacy students who continued their studies and would like to take photography as a side study, photography enthusiasts who would like to train their photography skills into becoming more technical and understanding about theories of photography and perhaps also workers from the industry who would like to gain a qualification in photography.
Structure and Assessment
Course delivery is blended, and includes on-line or face-to-face lessons along with practical assignments where applicable.
Duration – 13 weeks (2-hour lecture per week)
Part-Time Evenings or Saturday Morning – 1 Sessions of 2 Hours each Weekly Mondays plus 18:00-20:00 hrs of lectures
Note: Additional hours as directed by the Lecturer need to be dedicated by way of Self-Study / Research / Assignments / Projects / Presentations / Group-Work or similar.
These may be either Home-Based Assignments or Time-Constrained Assessments, on both an Individual Basis, as well as on a Group-Level Basis according to the Units being assessed, and may also include evaluation of hands-on practice.
Participants should have a good knowledge and understanding of Maltese and/or English
Students who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes as mature students:
Have, by the end of the current calendar year:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
· An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 70% of the lessons.
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
· An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose submit course assignments / or sit for assessments and achieves a Pass mark or higher.
· Students who opt not to submit assignments or sit for the assessments or fail to achieve a Pass mark will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfil the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.