The rationale behind this course is to guide students who already demonstrate a good basic understanding of photography and its techniques but would like to improve the level of their photographic skills and competencies to a higher standard. This course will introduce students to different photographic genres and their different requirements in the work industry.
Ultimately, this course will also support students in producing a series of photographs depicting a theme or narrative, professionally editing their work and finally being able to present their work in front of an audience whilst explaining their conceptual project.
The target audience for this course would be students who completed the first course of introduction to photography, beginning photographers who would like to evolve their photographic knowledge and expertise, people who are already working in the industry and would like to practice different photographic genres, and mature students as per maturity clause.
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 Tuesdays 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 be able to communicate in Maltese and/or English
– Participants should have a basic understanding of photographic techniques including, minimally, exposure values, the lens uses and light concepts.
– Participants should be in possession of an Award in Photography – Introduction certificate and/or a Level 3 in Media Literacy studies
Students who do not have either a certification in Award in Photography – Introduction or a Level 3 in Media Literacy Studies must present a portfolio.
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.